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Larry Niven

Larry Niven – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Laurence van Cott Niven (1938 – ) is an American science fiction writer. His best-known works are Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards, and, with Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye (1974) and Lucifer’s Hammer (1977). The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of …

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Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1926 – 2011) was an American-Irish writer known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, “Weyr Search”, 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, “Dragonrider”, 1969). Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one …

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H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) was an American writer of weird, science, fantasy, and horror fiction. Lovecraft is best known for his creation of a body of work that became known as the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft was relatively unknown during his lifetime. While his stories appeared in prominent pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, …

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929 – 2018) was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, and the Earthsea fantasy series. She was first published in 1959, and her literary career spanned nearly sixty years, producing more than twenty novels and over a …

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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells– First Edition Books: Identification Points

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the …

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Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert– First Edition Books: Identification Points

Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his novels, he also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer. The Dune saga, …

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