Mark Twain

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(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

Mark Twain was the penname of American writer Samuel L. Clemens. He wrote numerous novels and short stories, some of which include science fictional or fantastic elements, including the time travel novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889), "The Undying Head" (1883), and "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" (1907). Steven H Silver has argued that his novel Pudd'nhead Wilson can also be considered science fiction. In 1984, David Ketterer edited the collection The Science Fiction of Mark Twain, which collected many of his stories that could be considered science fictional.

Born in Florida, Missouri, Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. He held a variety of jobs in the printing and steamboat industries before trying his hand at prospecting. Eventually, he became a newspaper reporter and gained some fame for "the jumping frog" story.

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