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George Alec Effinger (January 10, 1947April 27, 2002) was an American science fiction author, born in Cleveland, Ohio. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ...


He was a part of the Clarion class of 1970 and had three stories in the first Clarion anthology. His first published story was "The Eight-Thirty to Nine Slot" in Fantastic in 1971. During his early period, he also published under a variety of pseudonyms. Clarion is a six-week workshop for new and aspiring science fiction writers founded by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Fantastic was a fantastic fiction magazine. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... A pseudonym (Greek: false name) is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to his or her legal name. ...


His first novel, What Entropy Means to Me (1972), was nominated for the Nebula Award. He achieved his greatest success, perhaps, with the trilogy of Marid Audran novels set in a 21st century Middle East, with cybernetic implants and modules allowing individuals to change their personalities or bodies. The novels are in fact set in a thinly veiled version of the French Quarter of New Orleans, telling the fictionalized stories of the transvestites and other people Effinger knew in the slums of that city. The three published novels were When Gravity Fails (1987), A Fire in the Sun (1989), and The Exile Kiss (1991). He began a fourth Budayeen novel, Word of Night, but completed only the first two chapters. Those two chapters were reprinted in the anthology Budayeen Nights, (2003) which has all of Effinger's short material from the Marid Audran setting. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... French Quarter: upper Chartres street looking down towards Jackson Square and the spires of St. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... For a discussion of the history and current usage of the term transvestite, see transvestism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His novelette, "Schrödinger's Kitten" (1988), received both the Hugo and the Nebula Award. A collection of stories was published posthumously in 2005 entitled George Alec Effinger Live! From Planet Earth and includes the complete stories Effinger wrote under the pseudonym "O. Niemand" and many of Effinger's best-known stories. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other stories he wrote were the series of Maureen (Muffy) Birnbaum parodies, which placed a preppy into a variety of science fictional, fantasy, and horror scenarios. Preppy (also spelled preppie) is a chiefly American adjective or noun traditionally used to describe the characteristics of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) who attend or attended major private, secondary university-preparatory schools. ...


Throughout his life, Effinger suffered from health problems. These resulted in enormous medical bills which he was unable to pay. A lawsuit by the hospital tied up the rights to all of his books and characters, causing a dearth of Effinger material. Eventually the suit was dropped, and Effinger regained the rights to all his intellectual property.


Effinger was married from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s to artist Beverly K. Effinger, and for a few years shortly before his death to fellow science fiction author Barbara Hambly. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Beverly K. Effinger (born Beverly Kandrac, March 14, 1955) is a United States painter. ... Barbara Hambly is a well-known American fantasy author born in the Naval Hospital of San Diego, California on August 28, 1951. ...


Effinger died in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, The Dirty Dirty Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Bibliography

  • What Entropy Means to Me (1972)
  • Relatives (1973)
  • Mixed Feelings (1974) (short story collection)
  • Nightmare Blue (1975) (with Gardner Dozois)
  • Felicia (1976)
  • Irrational Numbers (1976) (short story collection)
  • Dirty Tricks (1978) (short story collection)
  • Heroics (1979)
  • The Wolves of Memory (1981)
  • Idle Pleasures (1983) (collection of science fiction sports stories)
  • The Nick of Time (1985)
  • The Bird of Time (1986)
  • When Gravity Fails (1987)
  • A Fire in the Sun (1989)
  • The Exile Kiss (1991)
  • Those Gentle Voices (1976)
  • Death in Florence (1978) (aka Utopia 3)
  • Shadow Money (1988)
  • Author's Choice Monthly Issue 1: The Old Funny Stuff (1989) (short story collection)
  • The Red Tape War (1990) (with Mike Resnick and Jack L. Chalker)
  • The Zork Chronicles (1990)
  • Look Away (1990) (novella)
  • Budayeen Nights (2003) (short story collection)
  • George Alec Effinger Live! From Planet Earth (2005) (short story collection)
  • Planet of the Apes- Man the Fugitive
  • Planet of the Apes-Journey Into Terror
  • Planet of the Apes-Lord of the Apes
  • A League of Dragons (unpublished)

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George Alec Effinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (499 words)
George Alec Effinger (January 10, 1947–April 27, 2002) was an American science fiction author, born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Eventually the suit was dropped, and Effinger regained the rights to all his intellectual property.
Effinger was married from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s to artist Beverly K. Effinger, and for a few years shortly before his death to fellow science fiction author Barbara Hambly.
George Alec Effinger 1947-2002 - SFWA News (1106 words)
George was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947, and attended Yale University.
George was a fine writer, and a one of the funniest the field's produced.
George experienced the occasional abdominal pain while we were eating, but he endured it, as he surely did thousands of times over the years of his illness.
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