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John Brunner was a British science fiction novelist. Born in 1934 in Oxfordshire, he served in the Royal Air Force between 1953 and 1955.
Brunner’s first novel was published in 1951. The seventeen year old author used the pseudonym Gill Hunt for Galactic Storm. He would later use other pseudonyms for some of his books. These included Keith Woodcott, Trevor Staines, and K.H. Brunner.
In 1958, Brunner began working full time as an author. That year, he published The Man from the Big Dark. This would fit into his Interstellar Empire series, which also included The Space-time Juggler and The Altar on Asconel.
Two of Brunner’s best known works were published at the end of the 1960s. By then a popular author, he had begun to move away from standard space opera science fiction in favor of more experimental novels. In 1958, he published Stand on Zanzibar. The novel about overpopulation earned Brunner the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel as well as the British Science Fiction award.
Brunner also won a BSFA award for his next novel, The Jagged Orbit, which was published in 1969. It was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Its experimental style involved 100 titled chapters, varying from several pages to fragments of single words.
Brunner published over fifty novels, as well as numerous short stories and a screenplay, during his nearly forty year career. Brunner died of a heart attack in 1995 while attending the World Science Fiction Convention.