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Algis Budrys

(Algirdas Jonas Budrys)
USA (1931 - 2008)

aka Frank Mason

Algis Budrys is Lithuanian for Gordon John Sentry, more or less. (He made a deal with his mother not to change his name.) He is the author of ten novels, three short story collections, and five non-fiction works. He has taught at Columbia (Chicago), Harvard, Brigham Young University, CalTech, the Charles Dickens House in London, Pepperdine University, the Taos experimental Writers of the Future workshop, and the Library of Congress, to name a few, as well as several annual workshops in Moscow, Idaho. He is the editor and publisher of Tomorrow Speculative Fiction magazine.
Algis Budrys died June 9, 2008.
Series contributed to
 L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume IL Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume IVL Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XVL Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XVI
L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XVIIL Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIXThe Best of Writers of the Future
Non fiction
Non-Literary Influences on Science FictionBenchmarks: Galaxy BookshelfWriting to the Point: A Complete Guide to Selling FictionOutposts: Literatures of Milieux
Anthologies containing stories by Algis Budrys
13 Great Stories of Science FictionSpectrumRod Serling's Devils and DemonsOne Hundred Years of Science Fiction
Best SF: 1969On Our Way to the FuturePartners in WonderThe 9th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two BThe Penguin Science Fiction OmnibusThe Golden RoadThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 5
The Best Science Fiction StoriesThe End of Summer: Science Fiction of the FiftiesScience Fiction of the FiftiesAliens!
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to ForeverA Treasury of American Horror StoriesGreat Science Fiction of the 20th CenturySpace Wars
RobotsConfederacy of the DeadMonster Brigade 3000Visions of Wonder
The Science Fiction CenturyUFOs: The Greatest Stories
Short stories
Death March
The Weeblies (1953)
The End of Summer (1954)
First to Serve (1954)
Scream at Sea (1954)
Shadow on the Stars (1954)
Nobody Bothers Gus (1955)
The Executioner (1956)
The Ridge Around the World (1957)
The War is Over (1957)
Wonderbird (1957) (with Harlan Ellison)
Between the Dark and the Daylight (1958)
The Edge of the Sea (1958)Hugo (nominee)
Death Cannot Wither (1959) (with Judith Merril)
The Girl in the Bottle (1959)
The Price (1960)
Rogue Moon [short story] (1960)
Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night (1961)
All for Love (1962)
The Last Brunette (1965)
Be Merry (1966)
The Master of the Hounds (1966)
Now Hear the Word of the Lord (1969)
A Scraping at the Bones (1975)
A Scraping of the Bones (1975)Nebula (nominee)
The Silent Eyes of Time (1975)Hugo (nominee)
The Nuptial Flight of Warbirds (1978)
Paradise Charted (1980)
That Fearful Symmetry (1987)
Grabow and Collicker and I (1992)

Hugo Best Short story nominee (1959) : The Edge of the Sea
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1959) : Who?
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1961) : Rogue Moon
Hugo nominee (1976) : The Silent Eyes of Time
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1976) : A Scraping of the Bones
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1994) : Hard Landing

Algis Budrys recommends
The Broken Lands
The Broken Lands (1968)
(Empire of the East, book 1)
Fred Saberhagen
"The work of a master."
Songs of Stars and Shadows
Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)
George R R Martin
"George R R Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap."
The Pleasure Tube
The Pleasure Tube (1979)
Robert Onopa
"Reads like dynamite... a rare and academically fascinating piece of work, apart from the fact that it moves well and entertainingly. It tackles something fundamental to the human spirit, and conscientiously does it at least well enough to shake any notion that these matters have been sufficiently settled by other artists."
The Blood Jaguar
The Blood Jaguar (1998)
Michael H Payne
"The next big name in fantasy."
The Fall of the Kings
The Fall of the Kings (2002)
(Swords of Riverside, book 3)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"Ellen Kushner writes like an angel... pellucid, poetically structured prose [and] a gathering sense of tragic reality."
Birds (2004)
Sheila Finch
"A damn fine novel."

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