Alexei Panshin

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Birthday
14, 1940
Birthplace
Michigan
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Birthday
14, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

An American science fiction writer and critic, he is best known for his Anthony Villiers series and for his award-winning novel, Rite of Passage. He also published The World Beyond the Hill, a critical study of the genre of science fiction.

Before Fame

He studied library science at the University of Chicago. He published his first three novels-- Rite of Passage, Star Well, and The Thurb Revolution-- in 1968.

Trivia

He published his first story in 1963.

Family Life

He and his wife, Cory, co-authored the Hugo Award-winning work, World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence.

Associated With

He and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. were both recipients of the prestigious Hugo Award.