(November 7, 1914-March 18, 2002)
Born in Neola, Iowa
American science fiction author
Known for his strikingly original and indescribable writing style
Attended the University of Tulsa
Hugo Award winner
Author of 32 novels and over 200 short stories
Novels include 'Past Master,' 'Aurelia,' 'Dotty,' 'Elliptical Grave' and 'Serpent's Egg'
The R.A. stood for Raphael Aloysious
Why he might be annoying
He wrote some truly weird stuff which could literally give you a headache.
He didn't begin writing until he was over forty.
None of his work has ever been filmed.
He wrote a four volume autobiography.
He lived for most of his adult life with his sister.
An electrical engineer, he did little to work his mathematical and science background into his writings.
Why he might not be annoying
It's impossible to describe his writing style, but if you at least like Kurt Vonnegut or Craig Kee Strete, you'll probably like him.
An Iowa native and devout Catholic, he worked Catholic and Native American (he strongly supported Native American rights and culture) imagery into his works.
Gene Wolfe called him, 'The most original writer in the history of literature' and Neil Gaiman said that during the late sixties and early seventies he was, 'the best short story writer in the world.'
He served in the U. S. Army during WWII.
He suffered terribly from poor health later in life, including a series of strokes.
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