Alfred Bester

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    • Subject Terms:
      Geschichte 1900-2000
    • Abstract:
      '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'
    • Contents Note:
      Introduction Alfred Bester: The Insider's Outsider -- Chapter 1 Beginnings: Early Life and First Stories -- Chapter 2 Of Things to Come: The Astounding and Unknown Stories -- Chapter 3 Comics, Radio, and the Return to SF -- Chapter 4 The Eureka Years -- Chapter 5 Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright -- Chapter 6 Hiatus and Search for a New Style -- Conclusion -- An Alfred Bester Bibliography
    • Accession Number:
      OCoLC: 968687175
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SMITH. Alfred Bester. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 978-0-252-08213-9. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Smith. Alfred Bester.; 2016. Accessed August 5, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Smith. Alfred Bester.; 2016. Accessed August 5, 2020.
    • APA:
      Smith. (2016). Alfred Bester.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Smith. 2016. Alfred Bester. Modern Masters of Science Fiction.
    • Harvard:
      Smith (2016) Alfred Bester. (Modern masters of science fiction). Available at: (Accessed: 5 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Smith 2016, Alfred Bester, Modern masters of science fiction, viewed 5 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Smith. Alfred Bester. 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Smith. Alfred Bester. Modern Masters of Science Fiction, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Smith. Alfred Bester [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 5]. (Modern masters of science fiction). Available from: