John Brunner


Born
in Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
September 24, 1934

Died
August 26, 1995

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John Brunner was born in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to school at St Andrew's Prep School, Pangbourne, then to Cheltenham College. He wrote his first novel, Galactic Storm, at 17, and published it under the pen-name Gill Hunt, but he did not start writing full-time until 1958. He served as an officer in the Royal Air Force from 1953 to 1955, and married Marjorie Rosamond Sauer on 12 July 1958

At the beginning of his writing career Brunner wrote conventional space opera pulp science fiction. Brunner later began to experiment with the novel form. His 1968 novel "Stand on Zanzibar" exploits the fragmented organizational style John Dos Passos invented for his USA trilogy, but updates it in terms of the theory of
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“It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. ”
John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

“There are two kinds of fools. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, " This is new, and therefore better.”
John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider

“I'm myself, not a label.”
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