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Fredric Brown est né en 1906 et mort en 1972. Sa carrière a embrassé 3 genres distincts, le roman policier, la science-fiction et l'humour. (J'ai lu, 1975)

Fredric Brown (1906-1972) is perhaps the only writer who holds an equally high reputation in the fields of mystery and science fiction.  His first novel, Night of the Jabberwock (1947), won the first Edgar Award for the best first novel and several of his subsequent mysteries have been adapted for film.   His acerbic, grim short mystery fiction ("Little Lamb") appeared in the 1940's pulp magazines and subsequently in Alfred Hitchcock's Magazine and has been frequently anthologized.  Of his five science fiction novels, What Mad Universe (1948) is the best known and most highly regarded, but Martians Go Home! (1955), later adapted for film, is regarded as one of the few successful comic science fiction novels.  Known as a master of the short-short story (his complete science fiction short stories were collected by NESFA in the 2000 From These Ashes), he is the author of work in that form which is famous to the point ("Answer") of being detached by most readers from the identity of the writer.  His health and production gradually declined from 1960, and after "A Little Night Music" with Carl Onspaugh he became silent.  He died in Taos, New Mexico.  [adapted from "Honeymoon in Hell", Kindle ed. (2011)]
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