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Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He was honored by fans with three Hugo Awards and by colleagues with one Nebula Award and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 1977
Iain Banks: Writer of both literary and science fiction best known for 'The Wasp…
'iain banks: writer of both literary & science fiction best known for "the wasp factory"' - peter guttridge, 2013 [the independent obituary article]
many a midnight hour passed as I read these cheap used SF -- I consider Andre Norton the master of 1950s-60s underdog/outsider SF
fantastic vintage science fiction art by modern_fred, via Flickr
Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand. Think of this as a tone poem, not a novel, and you'll have a better time: an endless return to the motif of an iridescent apocalypse. Successive variations on that glimmering theme circle Hand's becalmed illumination: we will all die of AIDS or something like it, so get over it.