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Alfred Bester

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Born
New York City, US, 1913

Died
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1987

Publications
Novels, stories, plays, poetry, screenplays

Genres
Novels, stories, scripts, comics, travel writing

Writing language
English

Place of writing
United States

Alfred Bester

THE AUTHOR | WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1953

The Demolished Man Novel

Who He? Novel (also called The Rat Race)

1956

The Stars My Destination Novel (also called Tiger, Tiger)

1958

Starburst Twelve stories

First book appearance of "Disappearing Act", "Adam and No Eve", "Star Light, Star Bright", "The Roller Coaster", "Oddy and Id", "The Starcomber", "White Light Cinema", "Travel Diary", "Fondly Fahrenheit", "Hobson's Choice", "The Die-Hard", "Of Time and Third Avenue"

1964

The Dark Side of the Earth Seven stories

First book appearance of "Time is the Traitor", "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed", "Out of This World", "The Pi Man", "The Flowered Thundermug", "Will You Wait?", "They Don't Make Life Like They Used To"

1966

The Life and Death of a Satellite Non-fiction

1975

The Computer Connection Novel (also called Extro)

1976

The Light Fantastic Seven stories, one commentary

First book appearance of stories "5,271,009", "Ms. Found In a Champagne Bottle", "The Four-Hour Fugue", "Hell is Forever"

Star Light, Star Bright Nine stories, two memoirs

First book appearance of story "Something Up There Likes Me"

1980

Golem100 Novel

1981

The Deceivers Novel

1991

Tender Loving Rage Novel

1997

Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester Seventeen stories

First book appearance of "And 3½ to Go", "Galatea Galante", "The Devil Without Glasses"

1998

Psychoshop Novel (with Roger Zelazny)

2000

Redemolished Ten stories, plus articles, essays, interviews

First book appearance of "The Probable Man", "The Push of a Finger", "The Lost Child", "I'll Never Celebrate New Year's Again", "The Animal Fair"

THE AUTHOR | WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES