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Joseph Wambaugh

He's big and brash. His beat is the underbelly of Los Angeles vice--a world of pimps, pushers, winos, whores and killers. He lives each day his way--on the razor's edge of life. He was a damn good cop and LAPD detective. For fifteen years he prowled the streets, solved murders, took his lumps. Now he's the hard hitting, tough talking best selling writer who tells the brutal, true stories of the men who risk their lives every time a siren screams.

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Jan 22, 1937 --
Author, Ex-LAPD Detective

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Donald Wandrei

Fritz Leiber remarked "At the time that Lovecraft died, Donald Wandrei was the most natural successor to him that I could think of."

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Robert Weinberg

“He preserved the past to inspire the future.”

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Author, Editor, Pulp Historian



Andy Weir

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

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Jun 16, 1972 --
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Sep 21, 1866 -- Aug 13, 1946
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Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake is widely regarded as one of the great crime writers of the 20th Century, and by some enlightened souls (including those at Newsweek) as one of the great writers of the century, period. He won three Edgar Awards and was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Oct 31, 1953 --
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Owen Wister

Owen Wister (1860-1938) is the author of The Virginian, the most popular Western ever, as well as numerous short stories, operas, plays, poetry, and nonfiction, including biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington.

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Author, Biographer

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Gene Wolfe

Hailed as one of the literary giants of SF and Fantasy, Gene Wolfe has repeatedly won the field's highest honors, including the Nebula, the Hugo, and the World Fantasy awards.

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May 07, 1931 -- Apr 14, 2019

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Mar 02, 1930 -- May 14, 2018
Journalist, Author

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Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich, writer of suspense and noir fiction, is often remembered for the films based on his stories: Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock being the most famous. But his large body of work from his pulp fiction days writing for Dime Detective and other pulps to his large catalog of novellas and novels defined the Noir Fiction era of the 1940s.

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Dec 04, 1903 -- Sep 25, 1968
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May 27, 1915 -- May 17, 2019
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