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Alfred Bester


Born
in New York, The United States
December 18, 1913

Died
September 30, 1987

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Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books.

Though successful in all these fields, he is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953, a story about murder in a future society where the police are telepathic, and The Stars My Destination, a 1956 SF classic about a man bent on revenge in a world where people can teleport, that inspired numerous authors in the genre and is considered an early precursor to the cyberpunk movement in the 1980s.

AKA:
Άλφρεντ Μπέστερ (Greek)
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Average rating: 4.03 · 94,696 ratings · 6,220 reviews · 308 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Stars My Destination

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4.08 avg rating — 47,368 ratings — published 1956 — 61 editions
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The Demolished Man

3.98 avg rating — 30,443 ratings — published 1953 — 99 editions
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Virtual Unrealities: The Sh...

3.97 avg rating — 1,002 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Computer Connection

3.47 avg rating — 1,100 ratings — published 1975 — 20 editions
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Psychoshop

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3.60 avg rating — 878 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Deceivers

3.10 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 1981 — 18 editions
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The Dark Side of the Earth

3.87 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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Golem 100

3.11 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
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Starburst

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3.84 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 1958 — 11 editions
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Fondly Fahrenheit

3.60 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1954 — 4 editions
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“Faith in faith' he answered himself. 'It isn't necessary to have something to believe in. It's only necessary to believe that somewhere there's something worthy of belief.”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

“You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...'

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Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me, Gully Foyle, and I make you men. I make you great. I give you the stars.”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

“Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation.
Deep space is my dwelling place,
The stars my destination.”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

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