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Nov 09, 1934 -- Dec 20, 1996
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Jan 01, 1919 -- Jan 27, 2010
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Ed Sams

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May 10, 1969 --
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Jack Schaefer

Initially a reporter for United Press, Jack Schaefer began his fiction career with the serialized publication of Rider from Nowhere in the July, 1946 issue of Argosy. He expanded the story to novel length and published under the title Shane in 1949, which is considered by many to be the best Western story ever written.

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Nov 19, 1907 -- Jan 24, 1991
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Feb 21, 1952 --
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Photo Credit: Alfredo Valente 1937

Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw was an acclaimed, award-winning author who grew up in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. His first play, Bury the Dead (1936), has become an anti-war classic. He went on to write several more plays, more than a dozen screenplays, two works of nonfiction, dozens of short stories (for which he won two O. Henry awards), and twelve novels, including The Young Lions (1948) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1970)

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Feb 27, 1913 -- May 16, 1984
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Aug 30, 1797 -- Feb 01, 1851
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Jan 15, 1935 --
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Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith began writing fiction and poetry in his early teens. His first publication came in 1910, at the age of seventeen, when the Overland Monthly published two of his adventure tales set in the Orient. One of the "Lovecraft Circle" and a regular contributor to Weird Tales in the 1930s, he is highly regarded today for his works of exotic fantasy.

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Jan 13, 1893 -- Aug 14, 1961
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Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym of Dr. Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger. He grew up in China, Japan, France, and Germany and had learned six languages by his late teens. He worked with his father as an advisor to Chiang Kai-shek and served as an intelligence officer in China and Korea. He wrote an authoritative book on psychological warfare and became a member of the Foreign Policy Association and a professor of Asiatic Politics at John Hopkins University.

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Jul 11, 1913 -- Aug 06, 1966
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Melinda Snodgrass

Melinda Snodgrass was a story editor and executive script consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her acclaimed episode, The Measure of a Man, was nominated for the Writer's Guild Award for outstanding writing in a drama series. With George R. R. Martin, she co-created the popular Wild Cards series of shared-world novels and anthologies. She lives in New Mexico.

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Blake Snyder

In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg. His book, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need, was published in May 2005.

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Oct 03, 1957 -- Aug 04, 2009
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Mickey Spillane

Given their hot, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane's Mike Hammer novels quickly became one of the most successful series in publishing history--an innovative, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of sex and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of the bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has lost their power to sucker punch the reader.

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Mar 09, 1918 -- Jul 17, 2006
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John Steinbeck

His major novels center on a message of warmth and compassion toward the downtrodden. The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men both set during 1930s depression era California are two well known classics. But it was East of Eden, written at the end of his career that he viewed as his masterpiece.

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Feb 27, 1902 -- Dec 20, 1968
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Mar 02, 1943 --
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Aug 19, 1903 -- Sep 04, 1962
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Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon's work has long been deeply appreciated for its sardonic sensibility, dazzling wordplay, conceptual brilliance, memorable characters, and unsparing treatment of social issues such as sex, war, and marginalized members of society. Sturgeon also authored several episodes of the original Star Trek TV series and originated the Vulcan phrase “Live long and prosper.”

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Feb 26, 1918 -- May 08, 1985
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