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Encyclopedia > John Brunner (novelist)
John Brunner
John Brunner

John Kilian Houston Brunner (September 24, 1934August 26, 1995) was a prolific British author of science fiction novels and stories. Image File history File links John_brunner. ... Image File history File links John_brunner. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian 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. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ...


He was born at Preston Crowmarsh in Oxfordshire, and went to school at Cheltenham. He wrote his first novel, Galactic Storm, at 17, under the name of Gill Hunt, but did not write full time until 1958. He served as an officer in the Royal Air Force from 1953 to 1955, and married Marjorie Rosamond Sauer on 1958-07-12. Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Cheltenham (or Cheltenham Spa) is a spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, England, near Gloucester and Cirencester. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ...


At first writing conventional space opera, he later began to experiment with the novel form. His 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar won the 1969 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel, and is now considered a classic of the genre. The Jagged Orbit won the British SF Award in 1971. Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliche elements. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Cover art. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Jagged Orbit is a science fiction novel written by John Brunner. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Brunner's best-known work is perhaps 1975's proto-Cyberpunk The Shockwave Rider, in which he coined the term "worm", used to describe software which reproduces itself across a computer network. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Berlins Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975, notable for its heros use of computer cracking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word worm to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer... A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program, similar to a computer virus. ...


His pen names include: K. H. Brunner, Gill Hunt, John Loxmith, Trevor Staines, and Keith Woodcott. A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ...


His health began to decline in the 1980s, and worsened with the death of his wife in 1986. He remarried, to Li Yi Tan, on September 27, 1991. Brunner died of a stroke in Glasgow, Scotland, while attending the World Science Fiction Convention there. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other articles with similar names, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Motto: , traditionally rendered in Scots as Wha daur meddle wi me?[1] and in English as No one provokes me with impunity. ... Worldcon, a. ...

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Books

1950s

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Swappers is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

1960s

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 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). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Cover of Secret Agent of Terra Secret Agent of Terra is a 1962 science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The super barbarians is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 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). ... 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). ... 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). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... To conquer chaos is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Whole Man is a novel by John Brunner. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Martian Sphinx is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, writing under the pen-name of Keith Woodcott. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Cover for the 1970 edition. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Not Before Time (ISBN 450023915) is a collection of science fiction short stories by John Brunner, published in 1968. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Cover art. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Double, Double is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Timescoop is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, published in 1969. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Jagged Orbit is a science fiction novel written by John Brunner. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

1970s

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Sheep Look Up is a science fiction novel by British author John Brunner, first published in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Entry to Elsewhen Entry to Elsewhen is a collection of science fiction short stories by John Brunner, published in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Stardroppers is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1963 as Listen, the Stars, then in revised and expanded form in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975, notable for its heros use of computer cracking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word worm to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

1980s

The Infinitive of Go is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Players at the Game of People is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Manshape is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Compleat Traveller in Black is a collection of short stories, written in a fantasy vein, by John Brunner. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Shift Key is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Children of the Thunder is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

1990s

  • A Maze of Stars (1991)
  • Muddle Earth (1993)
  • Case of Painter's Ear (1998, posthumous)

1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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