Alfred Bester

American science fiction author

1913   -   1987

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: American English
educated at: University of Pennsylvania
occupation: novelist, writer, journalist, science fiction writer, screenwriter
award received: Hugo Award for Best Novel, Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. He is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953. Science fiction author Harry Harrison wrote, "Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction."Shortly before his death, the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) named Bester its ninth Grand Master, presented posthumously in 1988. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001.
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