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Nov 30, 1920 --
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Jun 22, 1856 -- May 14, 1925
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Apr 10, 1934 -- Apr 23, 2007
Author, Journalist, Historian

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Aug 11, 1921 -- Feb 10, 1992
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Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author, credited for making popular the hardboiled detective genre. Hammett used his first hand knowledge of the detective buisness to create complex and exciting plots and memorable and believable characters.

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May 27, 1894 -- Jan 10, 1961
Author, Screenwriter

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Nov 30, 1971 --
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Sep 22, 1940 --
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Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison began writing science fiction in the 1950s and is one of the top-selling SF authors around the world. Best known as the creator of the cosmic thief the Stainless Steel Rat, and for his Deathworld and West of Eden series, he is also the author of Make Room! Make Room! which was turned into the movie Soylent Green which starred Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson.

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Mar 12, 1925 -- Aug 15, 2012
Author, Illustrator

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Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein is universally recognized as a Grand Master and a Founding Father of American Science Fiction. Heinlein began his career writing for the emerging SF pulp fiction magazines in 1939 and published throughout 1940s. Many of his stories are loosely associated in what is his Future History series. His early works in were incredibly popular in pulp magazines like Astounding Stories.

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Jul 07, 1907 -- May 08, 1988
Author, Aeronautical Engineer

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May 01, 1923 -- Dec 12, 1999
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Ernest Hemingway

"For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed." -- Ernest Hemingway from his Nobel Prize acceptance speech

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Jul 21, 1899 -- Jul 02, 1961
Author, Journalist

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Jun 29, 1947 --
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Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, Dune. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever.

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Oct 08, 1920 -- Feb 11, 1986
Author, Journalist

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Jan K. Herman

Jan K. Herman served as the historian of the Navy Medical Department and as special assistant to the Surgeon General for thirty-three years. He also produced an hour-long documentary, The Lucky Few, which has gained international acclaim since its premiere at the Smithsonian in 2010. He is the author of Battle Station Sick Bay and lives in Takoma Park, MD.

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Mar 12, 1953 --
Author, Journalist

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Jul 27, 1929 --
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Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman was a prolific writer who produced 37 original works published between 1970 and 2006, many of which were bestsellers and continue to be read today. The majority of the works, both fiction and nonfiction, concern themselves with the southwestern United States in some way, whether it be including Native American characters and cultural traditions, descriptions of the desert and mountain landscape, or providing details about the day to day life in this particular region.

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May 27, 1925 -- Oct 26, 2008
Author, Journalist

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Jun 04, 1897 -- Dec 17, 1963
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Feb 01, 1924 -- Nov 04, 1997
Author, Surgeon



Gary Hoppenstand

Award winner Gary Hoppenstand is a professor in the department of English and the secretary for academic governance at Michigan State University. He has published numerous books and more than sixty scholarly articles on topics ranging from popular culture studies to literary studies to media studies. He lives in Holt, Michigan.

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Editor, Pulp Historian

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Robert E. Howard

Probably best known as the creator of “Conan” Robert E. (Ervin) Howard was a prolific writer in the 1920’s and 1930’s, with over 100 stories published in pulp magazines. Howard was a regular writer for Weird Tales, where his engaging characters and exciting writing style kept readers coming back for more. He also wrote for Oriental Stories, Magic Carpet, Golden Fleece and a number of other magazines.

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Jan 22, 1906 -- Jun 11, 1936
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Jun 23, 1975 --
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Oct 15, 1926 -- Jul 06, 2005
Author , Screenwriter



Jul 26, 1894 -- Nov 22, 1963
Author, Philosopher

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