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Hal Clement
1922-2003
 
 

Hal Clement (pseudonym for Harry C. Stubbs, 1922-2003) is often called “the dean of hard sf.”  He earned a B.S. in astronomy from Harvard, a MS in chemistry from Simmons College and taught high school science for forty years. 

He ran 35 combat missions with the 8th Air Force Division in World War II and retired as full colonel in 1976. 

His story “Proof” appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1942, to be followed by many stories and novels, including MISSION OF GRAVITY, ICEWORLD, CLOSE TO CRITICAL, STAR LIGHT and STILL RIVER.  

The author was a frequent and well-loved attendee and lecturer at science fiction conventions.  He received SFWA’s Grand Master Award in 1998. 



Awards

  • Retro Hugo Award for “Uncommon Sense” for 1946
  • Grand Master Award, SFWA, 1998

 

 

TITLES

Needle Series
  NEEDLE
  THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE
Mesklinite Series
  MISSION OF GRAVITY
  CLOSE TO CRITICAL
  STARLIGHT
Novels
  ICEWORLD
  THE RANGER BOYS IN SPACE
  CYCLE OF FIRE
  OCEAN OF TOP
  THE NITROGEN FIX
  STILL RIVER
  FOSSILS: ISAAC'S UNIVERSE
  HALF LIFE
  NOISE
Novellas
  "Hot Planet"
  "The Green World"
Collections
  THE BEST OF HAL CLEMENT
  THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT, VOL.1:
TRIO FOR SLIDE RULE AND TYPEWRITER
  THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT, VOL. 2:
MUSIC OF MANY SPHERES
  THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT, VOL. 3:
VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY SIR ISAAC NEWTON
  HEAVY PLANET