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Encyclopedia > Algis Budrys
The Falling Torch (1959)
The Falling Torch (1959)

Algis Budrys (born January 9, 1931) is an American science fiction author. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (463x753, 74 KB) Summary The Falling Torch by Algis Budrys. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (463x753, 74 KB) Summary The Falling Torch by Algis Budrys. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ...

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Biography

Algis Budrys was born Algirdas Jonas Budrys in K√∂nigsberg in East Prussia. He was the son of the consul-general of the Lithuanian government (the pre-WW2 government still recognized after the war by the United States, even though the USSR-sponsored government was in power throughout most of Budrys's life). His family was sent by the Lithuanian government to the USA in 1936 when Budrys was 5 years old. Former German name of the city of Kaliningrad. ... East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was educated at the University of Miami, and later at Columbia University in New York. Beginning in 1952 Budrys worked as editor and manager for such science fiction publishers as Gnome Press and Galaxy Science Fiction. Some of his science fiction in the 1950s was published under the pen name "John A. Sentry", a reconfigured Anglification of his Lithuanian name. Among his other pseudonyms in the sf magazines of the 1950s and elsewhere, several revived as bylines for vignettes in his magazine Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, is "William Scarff." The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... NY redirects here. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Editing may also refer to audio or film editing. ... Gnome Press was a US small-press publishing company primarily known for being the first to publish Isaac Asimovs Foundation Trilogy, and for bringing Robert E. Howards Conan the Barbarian stories back from pulp obscurity. ... The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein in Galaxy, Sept. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ...


Budrys is married and lives in Evanston, Illinois. Incorporated City in 1872. ...


Budrys also wrote under the pseudonym Frank Mason. A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ...


Bibliography

Novels

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Man of Earth is a science fiction novel by Algis Budrys, first published in 1958 by Ballantine Books. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Who? (1958) by Algis Budrys is commonly considered to be one of the finest [citation needed] American science fiction novels set during the Cold War. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Falling Torch (a science-fiction novel by Algis Budrys, 1959) is about a group of freedom fighters who attempt the nearly hopeless task of loosing planet Earth from the grip of a race of alien invaders. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rogue Moon is a short science fiction novel by Algis Budrys, published in 1960. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... if, subtitled Worlds of Science Fiction, was launched in March 1952, the creation, apparently, of James L. Quinn of the Quinn Publishing Company, not to be confused with Robert Guinn, who later published both If and its sister magazine Galaxy. ... Michaelmas (1977) is a science fiction novel by Algis Budrys. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Collections (Fiction, Essays, and mixed)

  • The Unexpected Dimension (1960)
  • Budrys' Inferno (1963)
  • The Furious Future (1963)
  • Blood and Burning (1978)
  • Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1984)
  • Writing to the Point (1994)
  • Outposts: Literatures of Milieux (1996)
  • Entertainment (1997)
  • The Electric Gene Machine (2000)

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short Stories

  • "The Price" (1960) - first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1960. Also published in the short story anthology 'The War Book' (edited by James Sallis - 1969).

Audio Recording

  • 84.2 Minutes of Algis Budrys (1995), Unifont (Budrys's own company). Released on cassette, this featured Budrys reading his own short stories "The Price," "The Distant Sound of Engines," "Never Meet Again," and "Explosions!".

Magazine

  • Tomorrow Speculative Fiction (1993-2000); initially edited by Budrys and published by Pulphouse, with its second issue it was published and edited by Budrys with assistance from Kandis Elliott under the Unifont rubric. It ceased publication as a paper and ink magazine and became a webzine late in the decade.

Anthologies

  • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III (1987)
  • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 6 (1990)
  • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol 12 (1996)
  • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 16 (2000)
  • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol 19 (2003)

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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