Humourous Science Fiction and Fantasy
SF/FANTASY
index

- Robert Asprin
bibliography
- James Bibby
- Fredric Brown
- L. Sprague de Camp
- Craig Shaw Gardner
- Tom Holt
bibliography
- Grant Naylor
- Terry Pratchett
bibliography
- Robert Rankin
bibliography

  • A small biography

  • More links to sites about Fredric Brown can be found among my
    sf/fantasy-links.
  • Fredric Brown

    Fredric (William) Brown (1906-1972) was an american who wrote crime, mystery and science fiction. In the genre of science fiction, his most known novels are probably his first sf-novel: "What Mad Universe" (1946) and "Martians Go Home" (1955). He wrote many short stories, many of them published in so-called pulp magazines, and I believe that his short stories have been more succesful than his novels. There are several collections of his short stories, the stories are often taking a certain twist at the end and things are not what they seem to be, for example, in one story of crime it turns out that it is actually the reader who is the victim.
    Two anthologies with his humourous stories, "Honeymoon in Hell" (1958) and "Nightmares and Geezenstacks" (1961) have been releases as one volume: "And the Gods Laughed" (1987).
    His best short story is considered to be "Arena" (1944) which was voted the fifteenth most popular science fiction stories ever by Science Fiction Writers of America and was included in the anthology "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" (1970). Arena has also been filmed as a Star Trek episode.
    He didn't write that much fantasy, but some of his best fantasy-stories has been collected in the book "Angels and Spaceships" (1954).
    He is said to have hated writing, but loved to have written, therefore always had a struggle with his conscience before sitting down by the typewriter.
    There is a biography on Fredric Brown called "Martians and Misplaced Clues: The Life & Work of Fredric Brown" by Jack Seabrook (1993).

    - L. Sprague de Camp


    Related books at Amazon UK:
    Martians, Go Home , Kindle Edition
    Gateway to Darkness , Kindle Edition
    The Lenient Beast , Kindle Edition

    Related books at Amazon USA:
    Martians, Go Home , Kindle Edition
    Gateway to Darkness , Kindle Edition
    The Lenient Beast , Kindle Edition

    Related books at Amazon Canada:
    Martians, Go Home , Kindle Edition
    Gateway to Darkness , Kindle Edition
    The Lenient Beast , Kindle Edition

    Related books at Amazon Deutschland:
    Martians, Go Home , Kindle Edition
    Gateway to Darkness , Kindle Edition
    The Lenient Beast , Kindle Edition

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