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Philip Jose Farmer

Philip Jose Farmer had a prolific writing career publishing over 60 novels and 100 short stories and novellas. With the novella "The Lovers", Farmer received the Hugo Award for "most promising new writer" in 1953 and broke the taboo on sex in science fiction. His stories continued ground breaking work exploring sexual and religious themes in Science Fiction. He is most well known for his Riverworld, World of Tiers, and Wold Newtown series.

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Jan 26, 1918 -- Feb 25, 2009
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Sep 25, 1897 -- Jul 06, 1962
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Navy Fighter Pilot



Oct 02, 1911 -- Nov 14, 1995
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Sep 24, 1896 -- Dec 21, 1940
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Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming wrote eleven James Bond novels and two collections of short stories between 1953 and 1966. The books were best sellers at the time of initial publication, but skyrocketed to international fame when Secret Agent 007 made the leap to the Silver Screen in a long running series of movies.

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May 28, 1908 -- Aug 12, 1964
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Feb 24, 1971 --
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Apr 06, 1966 -- Jun 19, 2013
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Ken Follett

International Best Selling author who began his career writing spy thrillers and then branched out to historical fiction ranging from the middle ages through the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Aug 25, 1938 --
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