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Brown, Fredric 1906-1972

Works: 607 works in 1,485 publications in 9 languages and 9,463 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Ghost stories  Short stories  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3503.R8135, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fredric Brown
The best of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 383 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 )

41 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 344 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 )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 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 )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 330 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 )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 326 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
The lights in the sky are stars by Fredric Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and held by 297 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 bought 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? I'll be on that rocket, blasting away on America's biggest adventure, the hop out into the stars themselves.."
Carnival of crime : the best mystery stories of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From these ashes : the complete short SF of Fredric Brown by Fredric Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short fiction originally published between 1941 and 1965
The Screaming Mimi by Fredric Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the figure of a girl, her arms thrust out to ward off the ripper ... her body distorted, rigid with terror ... her mouth open in a silent, eternal scream
Angels and spaceships by Fredric Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1962 in English and held by 249 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 223 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
Rogue in space by Fredric Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the Jabberwock by Fredric Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 168 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
Space on my hands by Fredric Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honeymoon in hell by Fredric Brown( )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 166 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
The deep end by Fredric Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 154 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
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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His name was Death by Fredric Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 132 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
The far cry by Fredric Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reason George Weaver is able to rent the house near Taos so cheaply is that a girl was murdered there eight years before. Nobody knows where she came from, or what became of her killer, but gradually Weaver begins to find out. And as the clues to the riddle of Jenny Ames emerges, he discovers that nothing is more treacherously seductive than an unsolved murder
The lenient beast by Fredric Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 118 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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From these ashes : the complete short SF of Fredric Brown
The fabulous clipjointFrom these ashes : the complete short SF of Fredric BrownThe Screaming MimiNight of the JabberwockHis name was DeathThe lenient beastMartians and misplaced clues : the life and work of Fredric Brown
Alternative Names
Braunas Frederikas

Brauns, F. 1906-1972

Brauns, F. (Fredriks), 1906-1972

Brown, F. 1906-1972

Brown, Fred

Brown, Fred 1906-1972

Brown Frederic

Brown, Frederic 1906-1972

Brown, Frederik.

Brown, Fredric

Brown, Fredric 1906-1972

Brown, Fredric W. 1906-1972

Brown, Fredric William 1906-1972

Frederik Braun

Fredric Brown American novelist, short story author

Fredric Brown americký novinář, scenárista, humorista a spisovatel

Fredric Brown Amerikaans schrijver

Fredric Brown amerikansk författare

Fredric Brown amerikansk skribent

Fredric Brown écrivain américain

Fredric Brown scrittore statunitense

Fredric Brown US-amerikanischer Krimi- und Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Fredriks Brauns

Браун Ф. 1906-1972

Браун, Фредрик 1906-1972

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Фредрик Браун

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