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Spock and Kirk Try to Turn Back Time

The Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever,” which was written by Harlan Ellison, first airs on this date in 1967. Advertisements

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Dune Author Frank Herbert Died on This Date

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Ursula K. Le Guin Was Born on This Date

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Frank Herbert Born on This Date

Frank Herbert, author of Dune, was born on this date in 1920.

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“Mother” of Science Fiction Born on This Date

Mary Shelley was born on this date in 1797. She has one of the most famous pedigrees in literary history. She was the daughter of philosopher /writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Born on This Date

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury born this day in 1920. He is best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, which presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firefighters burn any house that contains them.

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Octavia E. Butler Born on This Date

Octavia E. Butler born this date in 1947. She was the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. Butler, who was dyslexic, began writing at age 10 “to escape loneliness and boredom.” Her novels include the … Continue reading

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Jane Hyatt Yolen Born on This Date

Jane Hyatt Yolen was born on this date in 1939. Yolen writes fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books. Her best known work is The Devil’s Arithmetic, a novella about the Holocaust. Learn more about her work here: http://janeyolen.com/

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Viva Verne!

French author Jules Verne born on this date in 1828. Verne, a pioneer in science fiction, wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Learn more about … Continue reading

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