George Alec Effinger


Born
in Cleveland, The United States
January 10, 1947

Died
April 27, 2002

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Average rating: 3.96 · 40,884 ratings · 1,971 reviews · 190 distinct worksSimilar authors
When Gravity Fails

3.91 avg rating — 6,773 ratings — published 1986 — 27 editions
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A Fire in the Sun

4.02 avg rating — 2,312 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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The Exile Kiss

3.94 avg rating — 1,626 ratings — published 1991 — 23 editions
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Budayeen Nights

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3.77 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian...

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3.64 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1993
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What Entropy Means to Me

3.53 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1972 — 18 editions
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Schrödinger's Kitten

3.69 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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The Zork Chronicles (Infoco...

3.52 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1990
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The Budayeen Cycle: When Gr...

4.18 avg rating — 91 ratings3 editions
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The Wolves Of Memory

3.86 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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“Just because your electronics are better than ours, you aren't necessarily superior in any way. Look, imagine that you humans are a man in LA with a brand-new Trujillo and we are a nuhp in New York with a beat-up old Ford. The two fellows start driving toward St. Louis. Now, the guy in the Trujillo is doing 120 on the interstates, and the guy in the Ford is putting along at 55; but the human in the Trujillo stops in Vegas and puts all of his gas money down the hole of a blackjack table, and the determined little nuhp cruises along for days until at last he reaches his goal. It's all a matter of superior intellect and the will to succeed.

Your people talk a lot about going to the stars, but you just keep putting your money into other projects, like war and popular music and international athletic events and resurrecting the fashions of previous decades. If you wanted to go into space, you would have.”
George Alec Effinger, Live! from Planet Earth

“I looked at myself in the mirror. I looked awful, but I always look awful in the mirror. I keep myself going with the firm belief that my real face is much better looking.”
George Alec Effinger, When Gravity Fails

“It was a good thing I wasn’t afraid, because I was scared stiff.”
George Alec Effinger, When Gravity Fails

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