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David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

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Aug 05, 1960 --
Author, Lawyer

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Greg Bear

Greg Bear, author of more than twenty-five books that have been translated into seventeen languages, has won science fiction's highest honors and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. The recipient of two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction, he has been called "the best working writer of hard science fiction" by The Science Fiction Encyclopedia. Many of his novels, such as Darwin's Radio, are considered to be this generations' classics.

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Aug 20, 1951 --
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Robert Leslie Bellem

Dan Turner is the hard boiled detective working the backlots and movie sets of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. Written by Robert Leslie Bellem, Turner's exploits started in the pulp fiction magazine Spicy Detective and with his increasing popularity jumped to his own magazine featuring a monthly novel and a collection of short stories covering his hard boiled cases.

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Jul 19, 1902 -- Apr 01, 1968
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May 08, 1940 -- Feb 11, 2006
Author, Screenwriter, Ocean Activist

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Gregory Benford

Astrophysicist and University of Californina, Irvine Professor by day, Science Fiction writer by night. Best known for his novel Timescape, Mr Benford has written over 25 novels and counting, mostly in the HARD SF genre exploring the possibilities of Alien Contact and Outer Space.

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Jan 30, 1941 --
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Alfred Bester

During the 1940s Alfred Bester began his career writing for the pulp magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. He then worked as a scripter for the comics, radio, and television markets for such characters as the Shadow, Superman, Batman, Charlie Chan, and Nick Carter. During the 1950s, he returned to prose and created some of the greatest science fiction stories of that era.

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Dec 18, 1913 -- Sep 30, 1987
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Jun 07, 1964 --
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Jan 28, 1928 -- Jan 12, 2017
Author, Director, Producer

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James P. Blaylock

"Blaylock is an original author grounded in the quintessential classics, yet ready without notice to astonish: not only with what he reveals to us but how." --Philip K. Dick

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May 23, 1921 -- Jul 30, 1975
Author, Literary Critic

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Apr 05, 1917 -- Sep 23, 1994
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Jun 24, 1938 --
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Feb 20, 1912 -- Jan 30, 1994
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Aug 22, 1920 -- Jun 05, 2012
Author, Screenwriter

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May 29, 1892 -- May 12, 1944
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Oct 06, 1950 --
Author, Scientist

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May 22, 1972 --
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Jun 22, 1964 --
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Oct 29, 1906 -- Mar 11, 1972
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Author, Detective, Forensic Artist

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Feb 25, 1917 -- Nov 22, 1993
Author, Composer



James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-nine forty novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Sep 01, 1875 -- Mar 19, 1950
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Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future.

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Jun 22, 1947 -- Feb 24, 2006
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