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Walter Tevis

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Walter Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer. Whilst a student at the University of Kentucky, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about the game for an English class. He would later revisit his love for pool in the novels THE HUSTLER (1959) and THE COLOR OF MONEY (1984), both of which would be adapted into multiple award-winning films starring Paul Newman. Among his other works, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1963) and MOCKINGBIRD (1980) are considered masterpieces of science fiction. Tevis died in 1984.

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Essential reading

Wondering where to start with Walter Tevis?  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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The Man Who Fell
to Earth
(1963)
Mockingbird (1980)

 

GATEWAY ESSENTIALS

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The Steps of the
Sun
(1983)


 

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