Douglas Noel Adams was born on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge, England. Douglas Adams is particularly famous for writing “The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, adapted into a radio series, a series of novels, a television series, two movies and a number of stage plays.
The novel “A Case of Conscience” by James Blish was published for the first time in 1958. The first part was published as a novella in the magazine “If” in 1953. The novel won the Hugo Award for best novel of the year. In 2004, the original novella won the Retro Hugo Award given to works published 50 years earlier.
Michael Diamond Resnick was born on March 5, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. During his long career, Mike Resnick wrote more than 200 adult novels under various pseudonyms and a lot of science fiction novels and short fiction winning 5 Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.
The novel “The Eyes of the Overworld”, also known as “Cugel the Clever”, by Jack Vance was published for the first time as a book in 1966 after the stories that compose it were previously published in a magazine. It’s the second novel of the cycle of the Dying Earth.
Alice Mary Norton, this is her birth name, was born on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton, a more masculine name that seemed more suited to a market in which readers were mostly boys. For her 70-year career she’s known as the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.