(April 1, 1942- )
Born in New York City, New York
Wrote the Fall of the Tower (1963-65) and Return to Neveryon (1979-87) series
Wrote the novels 'The Jewels of Aptor' (1962), 'Babel-17' (1966), 'The Einstein Intersection' (1967), 'Nova' (1968), 'Dhalgren' (1975), 'Triton' (1976), 'Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand' (1984), 'They Fly at Cyron' (1993), 'The Mad Man' (1994) and 'Dark Reflections' (2007)
Named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (2002)
Why he might be annoying
He called the NAMBLA Bulletin 'one of the most intelligent discussions of sexuality I've ever found.'
He wrote a memoir about having sex with men in Time Square's porno theaters.
His name was misspelled by his publishers on the title page of his short story collection 'Driftglass.'
He wrote for 'Wonder Woman' comics during the early 70s period when she abandoned her superpowers and became a secret agent.
Philip K. Dick said of his best-selling novel, 'Dhalgren,' 'I just started reading it and said this is the worst trash I've ever read. And I threw it away.'
Why he might not be annoying
He was the first successful sci-fi author to be either black or openly gay.
He won back-to-back Nebula Awards for best novel (1966-67).
His novels have been compared to the works of James Joyce and Herman Melville.
Theodore Sturgeon called 'Dhalgren,' 'The very best ever to come out of the science fiction field ... a literary landmark.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 92 Votes: 67.39% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 67 Votes: 77.61% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 102 Votes: 77.45% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 76 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
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