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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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J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter’s First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Joanne Rowling (1965 – ), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books …

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John Wyndham

John Wyndham – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (1903 – 1969) nwas an English science fiction writer best known for his works published under the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Some of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes. His best known works …

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death. Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952. The novel was reviewed positively but was not …

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A. E. Van Vogt

A. E. van Vogt – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Alfred Elton van Vogt (1912 – 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author. His fragmented, bizarre narrative style influenced later science fiction writers, notably Philip K. Dick. He was one of the most popular and influential practitioners of science fiction in the mid-twentieth century, the genre’s so-called Golden Age, and one of the most complex. The …

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Clifford D. Simak

Clifford D. Simak – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

Clifford Donald Simak (1904 – 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him its third SFWA Grand Master, and the Horror Writers Association made him one of three inaugural winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. Simak …

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