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 scripter for comic strips and comic books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Bester has received more than 311,084 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alfred Bester is the 2,178th most popular writer (up from 2,217th in 2019), the 2,743rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,618th in 2019) and the 264th most popular American Writer.

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  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.22

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  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Alfred Bester ranks 2,178 out of 5,794Before him are Servius Sulpicius Rufus, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, Inger Christensen, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, and August Derleth. After him are Alain Ducasse, Erich Fried, Walter of Châtillon, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Jeremias Gotthelf, and Jacob Cats.

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Among people born in 1913, Alfred Bester ranks 115Before him are Véra Clouzot, Stefan Heym, Waldemar de Brito, Masatoshi Nakayama, Tadao Horie, and Alfonso López Michelsen. After him are Donald Maclean, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Trevor Howard, William Tolbert, Nikolai Amosov, and Tikhon Khrennikov. Among people deceased in 1987, Alfred Bester ranks 83Before him are Tawfiq al-Hakim, Masatoshi Nakayama, Charan Singh, Clarence Brown, Naji al-Ali, and Mary Astor. After him are Bertrand de Jouvenel, Henri Cochet, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Claudio Villa, R. Budd Dwyer, and Konstantinos Tsatsos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 2,743 out of 15,968Before him are Tina Aumont (1946), Tommy Bolin (1951), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), August Derleth (1909), Harpo Marx (1888), and Treat Williams (1951). After him are Pat Riley (1945), James J. Gibson (1904), Lois Chiles (1947), Rob Schneider (1963), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), and Kamehameha III (1814).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 264Before him are Robert Jordan (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), Harlan Ellison (1934), Anne McCaffrey (1926), William Peter Blatty (1928), and August Derleth (1909). After him are John Barth (1930), David Eddings (1931), Fritz Leiber (1910), Leon Uris (1924), Larry Niven (1938), and S. S. Van Dine (1888).