Science fiction compositions, 1951-1959.
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Willy Ley (1906-1969) was a German-American science writer and space advocate. Born in Berlin, he was one of the first members of Germany's amateur rocket group, the Verein für Raumschiffahrt. He came to the United States in the 1930s, and wrote numerous articles and books on rocketry and spaceflight, as well as on zoology. He was also a fan of science fiction. From the guide to the Willy Ley Collection, before 1969, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries...
Poul Anderson is a popular science fiction writer, author of Tao Zero, The Queen of Air and Darkness, and others. Although he is often referred to as a writer of "hard" and scrupulously accurate science fiction, Anderson is also known for his creation of plausible fantasy worlds, often based on Nordic mythology. From the description of Papers of Poul Anderson, 1960-1977. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122565254 ...
Lyon Sprague De Camp was born in New York and educated at the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. De Camp worked as an editor and instructor at the Inventor's Foundationin New Jersey between 1933-1936. De Camp began writing in 1938 and now has 97 books to his credit, ranging from science fiction to fantasy to non-fiction. De Camp's most well known works include the Conan Series, several of which have been made into movies, "C...
Noted science fiction author, Arthur Charles Clarke, was born in 1917 in Minehead, England. He worked in the British Civil Service before his career as an editor and writer. In later years his career has been varied, reflecting his broad interests. From the guide to the Arthur Charles Clarke, 1964, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) Arthur C. Clarke was born in Somerset, England in 1917 and is best known for his novel 2001: ...
American novelist. From the description of The end of the night, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536373 The University of British Columbia's third president, John Barfoot Macdonald, was born in Toronto on February 23, 1918. Graduating with a degree of doctor of dental surgery from the University of Toronto in 1942, he served as captain in the Canadian Dental Corps during World War II. Following the war Macdonald studied biology at the University of Illinois and Colum...
Born at Kaskaskia, Ill., a descendent of Pierre Menard, Hugh Maxwell, and William Morrison, all early settlers and prominent in Illinois history, he studied law and practiced in St. Louis until he moved to Texas where he continued to research his family genealogy to establish heirship and used the information in a 1943 law suit to recover Menard's land for the family heirs. He also wrote unpublished family histories on the Maxwell and Morrison families, co-authored "Alias, Billy the Kid" in 1955...
Clifford Donald Simak is an author and journalist. From the description of Clifford Donald Simak papers, 1939-1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291618 Clifford Donald Simak was a noted science fiction author and newspaper journalist. He was born in Millville, Wisconsin in 1904 and studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin. He edited newspapers in Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, and Missouri during the 1930s, worked for the...
Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...
American author, science fiction short story writer, novelist, and playwright. From the guide to the Richard Wilson Papers, 1940-1987, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...
Gordon Dickson is a Minneapolis author of science fiction. From the description of Gordon Rupert Dickson papers, 1948-1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63286003 Gordon Dickson was born in Edmonton, Canada on November 1, 1923. He moved permanently to the United States in 1937. Dickson attended the University of Minnesota between 1939 and 1943, then interrupted his studies to serve in the army between 1943 and 1946. He returned to t...