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Ray Nelson

(Radell Faraday Nelson)
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aka Jeffrey Lord

Ray Nelson was a Science Fiction author and cartoonist, well known for his art work from the golden age of Science Fiction fandom in the 1940s and '50s.

In addition to having written numerous novels and short stories, Ray was the inventor of the propeller beanie, and his short story "8 O'clock in the Morning" was made into the paranoid cult classic "They Live", directed by John Carpenter.

Genres: Romance, Historical Mystery, Science Fiction
   The Ganymede Takeover (1967) (with Philip K Dick)
   Blake's Progress (1975)
   Then Beggars Could Ride (1976)
   The Ecolog (1977)
   Revolt of the Unemployables (1978)
   Memoirs of an Oregon Moonshiner (1980)
   The Prometheus Man (1982)
   Timequest (1985)
   Dog-Headed Death (1989)
   Virtual Zen (1996)
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Anthologies containing stories by Ray Nelson
Short stories
Eight O'clock in the Morning (1963)
Time Travel for Pedestrians (1972)

Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1982) : The Prometheus Man

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