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American novelist, short story authorwd:Q363227
science fiction, mystery fiction, detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, science fiction writer
award received: Edgar Award
Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer.
He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form—stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. Humor and a somewhat postmodern outlook carried over into his novels as well. One of his stories, "Arena", is officially credited for an adaptation as an episode of the American television series Star Trek.
According to his wife, Fredric Brown hated to write. So he did everything he could to avoid it—he'd play his flute, challenge a friend to a game of chess, or tease Ming Tah, his Siamese cat. If Brown had trouble working out a certain story, he would hop on a long bus trip and just sit and think and plot for days on end.
When Brown finally returned home and sat himself in front of the typewriter, he produced work in a variety of genres: mystery, science fiction, short fantasy, black comedy–and sometimes, all of the above.
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book by Robert Heinleinwd:Q3138232
Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Abernathy, John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury, Walter M. Miller, Fredric Brown, Alfred Coppel, Alan E. Nourse, Daniel F. Galouye, Chad Oliver, Judith Merril, Poul Anderson, Cordwainer Smith
book by Algis Budryswd:Q3138245
Algis Budrys, Damon Knight, Clifford D. Simak, Harry Harrison, Robert Sheckley, Arthur Porges, Catherine Lucile Moore, Henry Kuttner, Roger Zelazny, Daniel Keyes, Murray Leinster, Brian Aldiss, Fredric Brown, Arthur C. Clarke
book by Cyril Kornbluthwd:Q3138268
Cyril M. Kornbluth, Lester del Rey, Fredric Brown, Richard Matheson, J. G. Ballard, Poul Anderson, Henry Kuttner, Catherine Lucile Moore, Jack Finney, Mack Reynolds, William Tenn, Jack Williamson, Alfred Bester, Robert A. Heinlein
book by John Sladekwd:Q3138280
John Thomas Sladek, Philip K. Dick, Henry Kuttner, Ron Goulart, Robert Sheckley, Arthur Sellings, Arthur Porges, R. A. Lafferty, Mack Reynolds, Demètre Ioakimidis, Fredric Brown, Richard Wilson
illustrator: Philippe Adamov