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Alfred Bester (Hardcover) (Jad Smith)

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Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his prophetic vision and stylistic innovations. Jad Smith traces the career of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the first Hugo Award for The Demolished Man , Bester also worked in comics, radio, and TV, and his intermittent SF writing led some critics to brand him a dabbler. In the 1960s, however, New Wave writers championed his work, and his reputation grew. Smith follows Bester's journey from consummate outsider to an artist venerated for foundational works that influenced the New Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He also explores the little-known roots of a wayward journey fueled by curiosity, disappointment with the SF mainstream, and an artist's determination to go his own way.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Literary Criticism, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Modern Masters of Science Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
Author: Jad Smith
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51506033
UPC: 9780252040634
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3409
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