American writer Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. was born on April 1, 1942 in New York. Among his most famous novels there are “Babel-17” and “The Einstein Intersection”, both winners of the Nebula Award, and “Dhalgren”.
The novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs was published for the first time in 1912 as a serial in the magazine “The All-Story” with the title “Under the Moons of Mars” and as a book in 1917. It’s the first novel of John Carter cycle.
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.
The novel “The Dying Earth”, also known as “Mazirian the Magician”, by Jack Vance was published for the first time as a book in 1950 after the stories that compose it were previously published in a magazine. It’s the first novel of the cycle of the Dying Earth. In 2001 it was a finalist for the Retro Hugo Award, the retroactive version of the Hugo Award that considers fifty years old stories, as the best novel of the year.