George R. Stewart





George R. Stewart

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born
in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, The United States
May 31, 1895

died
August 22, 1980

gender
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George Rippey Stewart was an American toponymist, a novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his only science fiction novel Earth Abides (1949), a post-apocalyptic novel, for which he won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was dramatized on radio's Escape and inspired Stephen King's The Stand .

His 1941 novel Storm , featuring as its protagonist a Pacific storm called Maria, prompted the National Weather Service to use personal names to designate storms and inspired Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe to write the song "They Call the Wind Maria" for their 1951 musical "Paint Your Wagon." Storm was dramatized as "A Storm Called Maria" on a 1959 episode of ABC's Disneyl
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Earth Abides
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Pickett's Charge
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The California Trail: An Ep...
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More books by George R. Stewart…
“Men go and come, but earth abides.”
George R. Stewart, Earth Abides
tags: bible

“The trouble you're expecting never happens; it's always something that sneaks up the other way.”
George R. Stewart, Earth Abides

“If there is a God who made us and we did wrong before His eyes—as George says—at least we did wrong only because we were as God made us, and I do not think that He should set traps. Oh, you should know better than George! Let us not bring all that back into the world again—the angry God, the mean God—the one who does not tell us the rules of the game, and then strikes us when we break them. Let us not bring Him back.”
George R. Stewart, Earth Abides

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