Murray Leinster

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Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 8, 1975 (78)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 8, 1975 (78)

About

A twentieth-century American science fiction and fantasy writer, he published thousands of short stories, hundreds of radio plays, and over ten screenplays. He won a Hugo Award for Exploration Team, a 1956 science fiction novella.

Before Fame

He served in World War I with both the Committee of Public Information and the United States Army.

Trivia

His novella, First Contact, was one of the first science fiction works to employ the literary device of a "universal translator."

Family Life

He married Mary Mandola in 1921; they had four daughters.

Associated With

His first short story, The Foreigner, was published in H. L. Mencken's literary magazine, The Smart Set.

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