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us: Turner, George, 1916-1997


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • George Reginald
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1916-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1997-06-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Melbourne (Vic.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Ballarat (Vic.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Science fiction
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Authors
            (lcsh) Critics
        • Sources

          • found: His Beloved son, 1978: t.p. (George Turner)
          • found: LC database, Feb. 24, 1997 (hdg.: Turner, George, 1916- )
          • found: The writers directory, 1996-98, c1996: p. 1517 (Turner, George (Reginald); Australian; b. 1916)
          • found: Ansible, WWW site, Aug. 2, 2007: 120 (d. June 8, 1996)
          • found: Las torres del olvido, 1989: title page (by George Turner) title page verso (Spanish translation of the sea and the sun, by Jordi Gubern)
          • found: internet speculative fiction database, 9 September 2016 (George Turner, full name George Reginald Turner, born 8 October 1916 in Melbourne Australia, died 8 June 1997; Australian science fiction author)
          • found: Larrikin Literature page: Australian Authors, via WWW, 9 September 2016 (George Turner; George Turner was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1916; he served in the Second World War in the Middle East, Africa and New Guinea; after the war he began work in the Commonwealth Employment Service, ending up in the large Victorian country town of Wangaratta; Turner's involvement with science fiction began in earnest with the publication of his first critical article, "The Double Standard" in Australian Science Fiction Review 10 in July 1967, edited by John Bangsund; he rapidly became known as Australia's foremost sf critic with articles appearing in ASFR, Bruce Gillespie's Science Fiction Commentary, Van Ikin's Science Fiction and later in the main Melbourne newspaper The Age; after much cajoling from Bangsund and Gillespie, Turner published his first science fiction novel Beloved Son in 1978; further science fiction novels followed to form his Ethical Culture series: Beloved Son, Vaneglory and Yesterday's Men; but it was probably not until his major novel The Sea and Summer that Turner was able to gain a level of acceptance, beyond his undoubted critical abilites, within the international science fiction community; Turner co-won the Miles Franklin Award in 1962 for The Cupboard Under the Stairs, sharing the award with Thea Astley; his novel The Sea and Summer (under the title Drowning Towers) won the Arthur C Clarke Award in 1988, and was nominated for a Nebula Award in the same year; he won the Ditmar Award (for Best Australian Science Fiction) in 1979 for Beloved Son, in 1984 for Yesterday's Men and in 1994 for The Destiny Makers; George Turner died in Ballarat, Victoria in 1997) {http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/turnerg.html}
          • found: Wikipedia, 9 September 2016 (George Turner (writer); George Reginald Turner (15 October 1916- 8 June 1997) was an Australian writer and critic, best known for the science fiction novels written in the later part of his career; he was notable for being a "late bloomer" in science fiction (by the field's standards); his first SF story and novel appeared in 1978, when he was in his early sixties; by this point, however, he had already achieved considerable success as a mainstream novelist, including a Miles Franklin Award, and as a literary critic)
        • LC Classification

          • PR9619.3.T868
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-03-31: new
          • 2016-09-13: revised
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