Alfred Bester

1913 - 1987

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Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scriptwriter for comics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Bester has received more than 397,097 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Alfred Bester is the 2,209th most popular writer (down from 1,944th in 2019), the 2,762nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,539th in 2019) and the 240th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 400k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Tiger! tiger!
Fiction in English, American Science fiction, Science fiction, American
The Deceivers
Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
The hero is Rogue Winter, King of Maori Commandos. His lover is the beautiful Demi Jeroux, who has been kidnapped by the villainous, demonic Manchu Duke of Death. Rogue must search through the entire solar system to find missing Demi, from the Paradise of Carnal Pleasures to the bloody torture chambers of Triton. It is in Triton's subterranean chambers that the key to the whole adventure lies, for buried here is the sole source of the newly discovered Meta-crystals, which hold the secret to unlimited energy for all mankind.
The Demolished Man
American Science fiction, Hugo Award Winner, award:hugo_award=1953
In a world in which the police have telepathic powers, how do you get away with murder? Ben Reichs heads a huge 24th century business empire, spanning the solar system. He is also an obsessed, driven man determined to murder a rival. To avoid capture, in a society where murderers can be detected even before they commit their crime, is the greatest challenge of his life.
Short stories,English
The Stars My Destination
Science fiction, Literature and science, Adventure stories

Page views of Alfred Besters by language

Over the past year Alfred Bester has had the most page views in the with 45,363 views, followed by Russian (6,611), and Japanese (4,933). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (1,444.83%), Egyptian Arabic (37.50%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (33.65%)


Among writers, Alfred Bester ranks 2,209 out of 7,302Before him are Alexandre Exquemelin, Pauline von Metternich, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Methodius of Olympus, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, and Trygve Gulbranssen. After him are Esther Vilar, Guillaume Tirel, Erich Segal, Frédéric Ozanam, Rebecca West, and Mikhail Artsybashev.

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Among people born in 1913, Alfred Bester ranks 116Before him are Peko Dapčević, Victor Mature, Osvaldo Moles, Mickey Cohen, Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, and Henri Eberhardt. After him are Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Wols, Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Tikhon Khrennikov, Pak Song-chol, and William P. Rogers. Among people deceased in 1987, Alfred Bester ranks 88Before him are Masatoshi Nakayama, Yasuo Haruyama, Anatoli Papanov, Lorne Greene, J. P. Guilford, and Konstantinos Tsatsos. After him are Alejandro Scopelli, Yves Allégret, Morton Feldman, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Renato Guttuso, and Zeca Afonso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 2,762 out of 20,380Before him are R. Kelly (1967), Tito Jackson (1953), Tom Fogerty (1941), Chris Kyle (1974), Scottie Pippen (1965), and Roger Y. Tsien (1952). After him are Delmer Daves (1904), Karl Malone (1963), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Erich Segal (1937), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), and Brian Weiss (1944).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 240Before him are Siri Hustvedt (1955), Nelson Algren (1909), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Samuel R. Delany (1942), and E. L. Doctorow (1931). After him are Erich Segal (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Joseph Heller (1923), Wayne Dyer (1940), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), and Harlan Coben (1962).