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Hal Clement

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Biography

Hal Clement (1922 - 2003)
Hal Clement is the nom de plume under which Harry Clement Stubbs wrote science fiction. Born in Massachusetts in 1922, he graduated from Harvard with a BSc. in astronomy, and later added degrees in chemistry and education. A former B-24 pilot who saw active service during the Second World War, he worked for most of his life as a high-school science teacher. He made his reputation as an SF writer with the work that appeared in Astounding, where his best-known novel, Mission of Gravity, first appeared in serialised form in 1953.

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Essential reading

Wondering where to start with Hal Clement? Gateway recommends beginning with the SF Masterworks - which have been selected to showcase the greatest works of modern science fiction - and then moving on to the Gateway Essentials . . .


SF MASTERWORKS

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Mission of Gravity (1954)

 

GATEWAY ESSENTIALS

 

Needle

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Needle (1950) Through the Eye of a Needle (1978)

Other Titles

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The Cycle of Fire (1957) Star Light (1971) The Best of Hal Clement (1979)

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