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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Algis Budrys  

Pen Name: Frank Mason, Alger Rome, John A. Sentry, William Scarff and Paul Janvier

Genre: C:ADULT Science_Fiction

Born: 1931 in Königsberg in East Prussia


Illinois Connection

Algis Budrys lived his final years in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his writing, Budrys was a critic for Galaxy Science Fiction, a book editor for Playboy, a longtime teacher at the Clarion Writers Workshop and an organizer and judge for the Writers of the Future awards. In addition, he worked as a publicist; in one publicity stunt, he erected a giant pickle on the proposed site of the Chicago Picasso. In addition to numerous Hugo Award and Nebula Award nominations, Budrys won the Science Fiction Research Association's 2007 Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to speculative fiction scholarship. In 2009, he was the recipient of one of the first three Solstice Awards presented by the SFWA in recognition of his contributions to the field of science fiction.

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