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Encyclopedia > James H. Schmitz

James Henry Schmitz (October 15, 1911 - 1981) was an American writer born in Germany of American parents. Schmitz is best known as a writer of Space Opera. Most of his works are part of the "Hub" series: however his best known novel is the delightful and amusing The Witches of Karres, which concerns juvenile "witches" and their escape from slavery. These "witches" have genuine psi-powers and their escape involves leaving their world. In recent years, his novels and short stories have been republished, with notes, by Baen Books. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic adventure, interstellar travel, and space battles where the main storyline is centered around interstellar conflict and character drama. ... A novel by James H. Schmitz which is his best known, and long considered a science fiction classic. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... Psi has multiple meanings: Psi (Ψ, ψ) is a letter of the Greek alphabet. ...


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