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Alfred Bester
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    (December 18, 1913-September 30, 1987)
    Born in New York, New York
    Science fiction author famous for winning the first Hugo Award ever for Best Novel for his book 'The Demolished Man'
    Other novels include; 'The Stars My Destination,' 'Who He?,' 'Psychoshop,' and 'Golem'
    Short stories include; 'Adam and no Eve,' 'Fondly Fahrenheit,' 'Oddy and Id,' 'The Men Who Murdered Mohammad,' and '5,271,009'
    BA from the University of Pennsylvania
    Also wrote for TV, radio, and comic books
    He once said, 'Most science fiction is quite frankly nonsense.'
    A couple of TV episodes are his only work to be filmed.
    He quit writing science fiction twice for several years each time.
    He wrote travel guides.
    He won the first Hugo for Best Novel. That's kind of a big deal to some people.
    He was married for almost 50 years.
    Widowed and childless, when he died, he left everything to his bartender.
    He died from complications of a broken hip.
    The Walter Koenig character on Babylon 5 was named after him.
    As a journalist, he interviewed Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn.
    He was a fencer in college.
    He is believed to have written the Green Lantern's oath.
    He quit Columbia's law school.

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