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Happy Birthday – December 31, 1931 – Bob Shaw

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Bob Shaw, born Robert Shaw, (31 December 1931 11 February 1996) was a Science Fiction author and fan from Northern Ireland, noted for his originality and wit. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 1979 and 1980. His short story “Light of Other Days” was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Ragged Astronauts in 1987.

Try again on cross post

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This should appear on twitter

Test of crosspost

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Twitter stuff goes here

Test post

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Trying to see if this will post to twitter

Happy Birthday – January 24, 1967 – Andrei Belyanin

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Andrei Olegovich Belyanin (born 24 January 1967, Astrakhan) is a modern Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy writer, who wrote at least 15 novels with many of then selling over 2 million copies. He is especially known for humour and parody in his fiction. Belyanin’s novels are mostly ironcal chrono-operas, where the pun is based on anachronisms.

Happy Birthday – January 24, 1944 – David Gerrold

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Jerrold David Friedman (born 24 January 1944, in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his pen name David Gerrold, is an American Science Fiction author who started his career in 1966 while a college student by submitting an unsolicited story outline for the television series Star Trek. He was invited to submit several premises, and the one chosen by Star Trek was filmed as “The Trouble with Tribbles” and became one of the most popular episodes of the original series. Gerrold’s noveletteThe Martian Child” won both Hugo and Nebula awards.

Happy Birthday – January 24, 1911 – C. L. Moore

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Catherine Lucille Moore (January 24, 1911 April 4, 1987) was an American Science Fiction and Fantasy writer, as C. L. Moore. She was one of the first women to write in the genre, and paved the way for many other female writers in speculative fiction.

Happy Birthday – January 24, 1911 – René Barjavel

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

René Barjavel (January 24, 1911 November 24, 1985) was a French author, journalist and critic who may have been the first to think of the grandfather paradox in time travel. He was born in Nyons, a town in the Drôme department in southeastern France. He is best known as a Science Fiction author, whose work often involved the fall of civilisation due to technocratic hubris and the madness of war, but who also favoured themes emphasising the durability of love.

Happy Birthday – January 23, 1934 – Michel Jeury

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Michel Jeury (born 23 January 1934) is a French science fiction writer, reputed in the 1970s. He also used the pseudonym of Albert Higon.

Happy Birthday – January 23, 1923 – Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Walter Michael Miller, Jr. (January 23, 1923 January 9, 1996) was an American Science Fiction author. Today he is primarily known for A Canticle for Leibowitz, the only novel he published in his lifetime. Prior to its publication he was a prolific writer of short stories.