Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
(Nov. 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American SF writer who liked to pretend that he didn't write SF.
In a writing career of over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction. He is most famous for his satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). His first published book was the SF novel, Player Piano, in 1952.
Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle, with such concepts as the karass, granfalloon and Bokononism, was hugely influential on fandom, inspiring many catchphrases, interlineations and three Linda Bushyager fanzine titles.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
Also involved: - 1960 Best Novel Hugo - 1964 Best Novel Hugo - 1970 Best Novel Hugo - 1973 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - Charles Platt - Who Killed Science Fiction?
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