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Brown, Fredric 1906-1972

Works: 398 works in 1,173 publications in 15 languages and 8,305 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works  Short stories, American  Science fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PS3503.R8135, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Fredric Brown
The best of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of science fiction and fantasy tales in Spanish for children ages 12 to 15, translated from the original English
What mad universe by Fredric Brown( Book )
45 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulp SF magazine editor Keith Winton was answering a letter from a teenage fan when the first moon rocket fell back to Earth and blew him away. But where to? Greenville, New York, looked the same, but Bems (Bug-Eyed Monsters) just like the ones on the cover of Startling Stories walked the streets without attracting undue comment. And when he brought out a half-dollar coin in a drugstore, the cops wanted to shoot him on sight as an Arcturian spy. Wait a minute. Seven-foot purple moon-monsters? Earth at war with Arcturus? General Dwight D. Eisenhower in command of Venus Sector? What mad universe was this? One thing was for sure: Keith Winton had to find out fast - or he'd be good and dead, in this universe or any other
Paradox lost, and twelve other great science fiction stories by Fredric Brown( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 Science Fiction stories. Paradox Lost, Puppet Show, The Last Train, It Didn't Happen, Knock, Obedience, Ten Percenter, Aelurophobe, Wine Kleine Nachtmusik, Nothing sirius, The New One, Double Standard, Something Green, all Science Fiction Stories
The fabulous clipjoint by Fredric Brown( Book )
33 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vice and murder prowl Chicago, and one man hunts a killer through the glittering Gold Coast and seamy back alleys. Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk. But when his father doesn't come home one night, Ed finds out how good he had it. 1948 Edgar Award winner, for Best First Novel
Martians, go home by Fredric Brown( Book )
36 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luke Devereaux is a science fiction writer who has retreated to a cabin in the mountains for inspiration. Then the Martians appear. They look like the stereotypical little green men but they don't want to invade earth, they just want to annoy mankind. Having Kwimmed (teleported) from Mars they can't touch anything physically or be physically touched themselves but they can see in the dark and can see through walls and take great delight in revealing all our secrets and generally causing irritation
Carnival of crime : the best mystery stories of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lights in the sky are stars by Fredric Brown( Book )
14 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yes, I'm Max Andrews. I'm one of the guys who fought and bled and worked to get to Mars. I figure what I gave up in those early years gave me the right to pilot the next big jump. I've lied and stolen for that right. I'd have killed, too, but I didn't have to. Instead, I let a woman give her life so I could have my chance, my door to space. You think I'd stop at anything, now?
From these ashes : the complete short SF of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short fiction originally published between 1941 and 1965
The Screaming Mimi by Fredric Brown( Book )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This beloved, larger-than-life thriller from Edgar Award-winning author Fredric Brown stars Bill Sweeney, an ace reporter with an otherworldly drinking problem who gets mixed up with a naked woman as the latter is trying to avoid becoming the fourth victim of a local serial killer, "the Ripper." Rousing himself from his drunken stupor in order to aid the woman, Bill sets out on the killer's trail. As he puts questions and answers together, he finds himself face-to-face with madness and death. In this wild ride from a renowned author, you'll visit an insane asylum, meet a bum named "God," and discover the little statue that ties everything together
Angels and spaceships by Fredric Brown( Book )
13 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries by J. Francis McComas( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each writer has contributed not only what he thought was Anthony Boucher's favorite of his own stories, but has provided an introduction in which this particular story or his career is related to the famous critic
Space on my hands by Fredric Brown( Book )
34 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deep end by Fredric Brown( Book )
19 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story starts with the death of a child at an amusement park. Immediately, the situation sparks the classic 'could it be an accident? Of course not...' and it isn't long before newspaperman Sam Evans begins to sense that something is wrong. But when he starts to link this death with other apparent accidents in the town, is his obsession taking him too far?" --back cover
Rogue in space by Fredric Brown( Book )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And the gods laughed : a collection of science fiction and fantasy by Fredric Brown( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His name was Death by Fredric Brown( Book )
21 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman. Roligt og velovervejet går en californisk bogtrykker i gang med at myrde alle, som ved en fejltagelse har fået fingre i de falske pengesedler, som skulle have reddet hans økonomi
Honeymoon in hell by Fredric Brown( )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HONEYMOON IN HELL appeared in the second issue of GALAXY dated November 1950. (Brown's THE LAST MARTIAN had appeared in the first issue a month previous.) Brown's name on the table of contents of the first two issues, along with the names of other major contributors to ASTOUNDING--Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher--made clear that Gold was going directly after John W. Campbell's audience and the stories which he had printed were of a different order from what these writers had sold ASTOUNDING. They were darker, more socially aware, in cases (Fritz Leiber's COMING ATTRACTION) sexually frank in a fashion inconceivable in Campbell's magazine. This novelette, dealing frankly with copulation and its desired consequences, was managed in a way far less euphemistic than had been the Campbellian norm and Brown, as he was to do often in the stories to follow, used a satirical attack which if it did not question magazine taboos certainly parodied them. The covers of pulp magazines such as PLANET or STARTLING depicted monsters putting near-naked females in peril, but the narratives under the cover by design offered no equivalent. Brown's hastily married couple, sent to the Moon to see if they could breed a male child (all births on Earth over recent months have been female), encounter problems emotional as well as practical. Difficult as it may be to understand sixty years later, the employment of the word hell in a magazine cover title was also an act of provocation. The story was a provocation in its entirety, although, of course--and as Paul di Filippo suggests in his introduction--perhaps you had to be there
Night of the Jabberwock by Fredric Brown( Book )
13 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doc Stoeger is the editor of the Carmel Clarion, Carmel City's weekly newspaper, put to bed on Thursday night and released on Friday. On this particular Thursday night, the paper is looking extremely void of news and Doc complains that he wishes something would happen on a Thursday night to give him a hot story. As well as being editor of the local paper, Doc is also an aficionado of the works of Lewis Carroll and enjoys nothing more than spouting verse in Smiley's bar when work is over. The Lewis Carroll references become very important to the storyline and are scattered liberally throughout the book
Martians and madness : the complete SF novels of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lenient beast by Fredric Brown( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Ramos thinks he knows the answer to an alleged suicide -- and the police are having a hard time identifying a motive if it is murder. If it is suicide, though, where is the gun? And is it connected to other murders?
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Alternative Names
Brauns, F. 1906-1972
Brauns, F. (Fredriks), 1906-1972
Brown, Fred 1906-1972
Brown, Frederic
Brown, Frederic 1906-1972
Brown, Frederik.
Brown, Fredric
Brown, Fredric W. 1906-1972
Brown, Fredric William 1906-1972
Браун, Фредрик 1906-1972
ブラウン, フレドリック
English (206)
French (54)
Spanish (49)
Japanese (17)
Finnish (4)
Portuguese (4)
Basque (4)
Danish (3)
German (2)
Catalan (2)
Italian (2)
Thai (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
Hebrew (1)
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