New PDF release: Alfred Bester (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)

By Jad Smith

ISBN-10: 0252040635

ISBN-13: 9780252040634

ISBN-10: 0252082133

ISBN-13: 9780252082139

Alfred Bester's vintage brief tales and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a technology fiction legend. lovers and students compliment him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson rejoice his prophetic imaginative and prescient and stylistic thoughts. Jad Smith strains the profession of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the 1st Hugo Award for The Demolished Man , Bester additionally labored in comics, radio, and television, and his intermittent SF writing led a few critics to model him a dabbler. within the Sixties, even if, New Wave writers championed his paintings, and his attractiveness grew. Smith follows Bester's trip from consummate outsider to an artist commemorated for foundational works that prompted the recent Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He additionally explores the little-known roots of a wayward trip fueled via interest, unhappiness with the SF mainstream, and an artist's decision to head his personal way.

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