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Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Samuel R. Delany (1942 – ), nicknamed “Chip”, is an American author and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism and essays on science fiction, literature, sexuality, and society. His fiction includes Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova, Dhalgren, the Return to …

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John W. Campbell

John W. Campbell – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

John Wood Campbell Jr. (1910 – 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. He was editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death and was part of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Campbell wrote super-science space opera under his own name and stories …

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J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

James Graham Ballard (1930 – 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, satirist, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Drowned World (1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories (or “condensed novels”), such as those collected …

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Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Poul William Anderson (1926 – 2001) was an American science fiction author from the 1940s until the 21st century. Anderson wrote fantasy novels, historical novels, and short stories. His awards include seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Poul Anderson’s first stories were published by John W. Campbell in Astounding Science Fiction: “Tomorrow’s Children” by …

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Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE (1925 – 2017) was an English writer and anthology editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss, except for occasional pseudonyms during the mid-1960s. As a child Aldiss discovered the pulp magazine Astounding Science Fiction. He eventually read …

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Easton Press

Easton Press – The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written

Easton Press, a division of MBI, Inc., based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a publisher specializing in premium leather-bound books. In addition to canonical classics, religion, poetry and art books, they publish a selection of science fiction and popular literature. The Easton Press uses a number of elements of older publishing and book-binding styles, including gilt …

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897 – 1962) was an American writer who is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. In general, Faulkner is considered one of the most celebrated writers of American literature and specifically, he is …

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between …

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