Mark Clifton





Mark Clifton


Born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
January 01, 1906

Died
November 01, 1963

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Mark Clifton (1906 - Nov. 1963) was an American science fiction writer. Clifton began publishing in May of 1952 with the often anthologized story "What Have I Done?".

Most of his work fits into one of two series. The "Bossy" sequence was written alone, and in collaboration with both Alex Apostolides and Frank Riley. The "Ralph Kennedy" series, which is lighter in tone, was mostly written solo, including the novel "When They Come From Space", although there was one collaboration with Apostolides.

Clifton gained his greatest success with his novel They'd Rather Be Right (a.k.a. The Forever Machine), co-written with Riley, which was serialized in Astounding in 1954 and went on to win the Hugo Award, perhaps the most contentious novel ever to wi
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They'd Rather Be Right

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The Second Golden Age of Sc...

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Eight keys to Eden

3.78 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1960 — 22 editions
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When They Came from Space

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Star Bright & Other Science...

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We're Civilized!

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Progress Report

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Do Unto Others

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The Kenzie Report

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A Woman's Place

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“The scientist who would rather refute than comprehend demonstrates he has chosen the wrong calling.”
Mark Clifton, The Second Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Mark Clifton

“objective physical science methodology will never permit us to know a man; that such methodology limits us merely to knowing about a man.”
Mark Clifton, The Second Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Mark Clifton

“There was no real animosity in his voice or his mind. It was the simple desire to obstruct found in everyone, and often expressed where there is no fear of retaliation.”
Mark Clifton, They'd Rather Be Right

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