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Clifford D. Simak

1904 - 1988

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Clifford Donald Simak (; August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him its third SFWA Grand Master, and the Horror Writers Association made him one of three inaugural winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifford D. Simak has received more than 338,169 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Clifford D. Simak is the 884th most popular writer (up from 958th in 2019), the 1,042nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,049th in 2019) and the 101st most popular American Writer.

Clifford D. Simak is most famous for his science fiction novels, which often explore the idea of intelligent life on other planets.

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Among writers, Clifford D. Simak ranks 884 out of 5,755Before him are Basava, Vicente Aleixandre, Hans Sachs, Eugène Scribe, Thomas Malory, and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. After him are Philostratus, Abraham Abulafia, Wilkie Collins, Jacques Clément, Georg Brandes, and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.

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Among people born in 1904, Clifford D. Simak ranks 43Before him are George F. Kennan, Louis Néel, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Odilo Globočnik, Antonín Novotný, and Alejo Carpentier. After him are George Balanchine, Lucile Randon, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Karl Rahner, John Gielgud, and Héctor Castro. Among people deceased in 1988, Clifford D. Simak ranks 22Before him are Juan Pujol García, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Virginia Satir, Gert Fröbe, Felix Wankel, and John Holmes. After him are Luis Barragán, André Frédéric Cournand, Tibor Sekelj, Paul Grice, Klaus Fuchs, and Muzafer Sherif.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifford D. Simak ranks 1,042 out of 18,182Before him are Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Ronald Dworkin (1931), John McCarthy (1927), and Harry Markowitz (1927). After him are John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Gary Sinise (1955), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Anjelica Huston (1951), Elisha Otis (1811), and Michelle Obama (1964).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Clifford D. Simak ranks 101Before him are Ambrose Bierce (1842), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Sam Shepard (1943), L. Frank Baum (1856), Walter Lippmann (1889), and Jean Webster (1876). After him are John Updike (1932), John Grisham (1955), Daniel Goleman (1946), Noah Gordon (1926), James Jones (1921), and Roger Zelazny (1937).