Mark Clifton





Mark Clifton

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

died
January 01, 1963

gender
male

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


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They'd Rather Be Right
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3.02 of 5 stars 3.02 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1954 — 10 editions
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Eight keys to Eden
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1960 — 21 editions
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When They Came from Space
2.94 of 5 stars 2.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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Star Bright & Other Science...
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The Second Golden Age of Sc...
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A Woman's Place
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The Kenzie Report
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1953 — 2 editions
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Sense From Thought Divide
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Do Unto Others
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Progress Report
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