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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 350,347 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Alfred Bester is the 1,960th most popular writer (up from 2,177th in 2019), the 2,545th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,742nd in 2019) and the 233rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 350k

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  • 55.35

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Alfred Bester ranks 1,960 out of 5,755Before him are Jean d'Ormesson, Aphrahat, Lina Kostenko, Elif Shafak, Junji Ito, and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky. After him are Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, Countess of Ségur, Servius Sulpicius Rufus, Piotr Skarga, John Grinder, and C. W. Ceram.

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Among people born in 1913, Alfred Bester ranks 104Before him are Heinrich Bär, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, 'Abd al-Ilah, Pinetop Perkins, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Donald Maclean. After him are Wols, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Maurice Wilkes, Hélio Gracie, Yasuo Suzuki, and Philip Abelson. Among people deceased in 1987, Alfred Bester ranks 70Before him are Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Charan Singh, Will Sampson, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Joop den Uyl. After him are Bertrand de Jouvenel, Zeca Afonso, Danny Kaye, Morton Feldman, Henri Cochet, and Abba Kovner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 2,545 out of 18,182Before him are Eleanor Parker (1922), Irving Baxter (1876), Lana Del Rey (1985), Bill Nunn (1953), Melvil Dewey (1851), and Debra Winger (1955). After him are Anna May Wong (1905), Shannen Doherty (1971), Sue Lyon (1946), Joe Dante (1946), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), and Taylor Swift (1989).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alfred Bester ranks 233Before him are Ross Macdonald (1915), Shirley Jackson (1916), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Anne Sexton (1928), Kate Millett (1934), and Tony Robbins (1960). After him are John Grinder (1940), Ed McBain (1926), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Carl Sandburg (1878), Harlan Coben (1962), and Michael Cunningham (1952).