C.M. Kornbluth





C.M. Kornbluth

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born
in New York City, The United States
July 23, 1923

died
March 21, 1958

gender
male

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Cyril M. Kornbluth was born and grew up in Inwood in New York City. As a teenager, he became a member of the Futurians, the influential group of science fiction fans and writers. While a member of the Futurians, he met and became friends with Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Donald A. Wollheim, Robert A. W. Lowndes, and his future wife Mary Byers. He also participated in the Fantasy Amateur Press Association.

Kornbluth served in the US Army during World War II (European Theatre). He received a Bronze Star for his service in the Battle of the Bulge, where he served as a member of a heavy machine gun crew. Upon his discharge, he returned to finish his education, which had been interrupted by the war, at the University of Chicago. While living in C
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The Marching Morons
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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The Best of C. M. Kornbluth
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The Syndic
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1953 — 15 editions
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Not This August: The Defender
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Eight Worlds Of C.M. Kornbluth
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A Mile Beyond the Moon
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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The Little Black Bag
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The Altar at Midnight
3.04 of 5 stars 3.04 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1952 — 9 editions
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More books by C.M. Kornbluth…
“There are only so many people capable of putting together words that stir and move and sing. When it became possible to earn a very good living in advertising by exercising this capability, lyric poetry was left to untalented screwballs who had to shriek for attention and compete by eccentricity.”
C.M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants

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