see my tribute pages for:
Elsa MaxwellIn no particular order...
| December 8, 1894
|James Grover Thurber|| d. November 2, 1961
humor, fiction; contemporary of Robert Benchley
| b. June 24, 1842
Meigs County, Ohio
|Ambose Gwinnett Bierce|| d. 1914?
A Must read: The Devil's Dictionary.
| b. January 30th, 1935
|Richard Brautigan|| d. September? October 25?, 1984
poetry, fiction, surreal, humor
A fitting poem for cyber-environmentalists: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan
| b. July 16, 1928
|Robert Sheckley|| d. December 9,2006
Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY
sci-fi, short story, novel
Sheckley has been writing creative and humorous science fiction since the Golden Age in the 50's. If you find most science fiction formulaic, and devoid of emotion, try Sheckley.
Although widely respected among fellow SF writers, and nominated for a Hugo (1959, Best Novel, 'Time Killer'), and several Nebulas (1965, Best Novellette, 'Shall we'; 1972, Best Short Story, 'Zhirn'; 1975, Best Novel, 'Options'; 1976, Best Short Story, 'Never Ending Western Movie'), the only award he has won is a Jupiter (1973). Who can explain the mysteries of life?
I first discovered him through a re-broadcast of the
old time radio show, X Minus one, featuring "Skulking Permit". You can find this
story in Galaxy, Dec. 1954
also in Citizen in Space, (Ballantine, 1955);
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley (Bantam, 1979).
| b. April 9, 1821
|Charles Baudelaire|| d. August 31, 1867
French, Poet, critic, literary legend.
| b. February 5, 1914
||William Seward Burroughs|| d. August 2, 1997
| b. June 3, 1926
Newark, New Jersey
|Allen Ginsberg|| d. April 5, 1997
East Village, New York City
Revolutionary poet, beat, activist
| b. January 29, 1927
|Edward Paul Abbey|| d. March 14, 1989
"Fort Llatikcuf", near Tucson, Arizona
fiction, non-fiction, activist, environmentalist
Rabble-rouser, curmudgeon, and eloquent speaker for the beauty of the Earth, or at least the American southwest desert.
| b. September 19, 1932
|Mike Royko|| d. April 29, 1997,
newspaper columnist, realist, humor, satire
| b. 23 January? November 18? 1930
|J. G. Ballard
James Graham Ballard
Science fiction, bizarre
J. G. Ballard official web site.
| b.March 23, 1923
Robert Brackett Elliott
'Bob' of 'Bob and Ray'
| b. March 20, 1922
|| Ray Goulding
||d. March 24, 1990
'Ray' of 'Bob and Ray'
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