Saturday, March 14, 1970

Author - Nourse, Alan E.

Birth: August 11, 1928.

Death: July 19, 1992.

Comments: Alan E. Nourse was a medical doctor, medical writer, and science fiction writer. He earned a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his career working primarily as a medical doctor and writing science fiction on the side. As a science fiction writer he tended to focus on the subgenre of medical science fiction, for rather obvious reasons. Like most authors of the era, he wrote a handful of novels but churned out dozens of short stories. Authors of the 1950s and 1960s were a rather close group, and he maintained friendships with several, including Avram Davidson and Robert A. Heinlein, who dedicated his post-apocalyptic time travel book Farnham's Freehold to Nourse, a rather dubious honor given the book's general reception.

Andre Norton sometimes used the pen name Alan North, leading some people to erroneously believe that Alan E. Nourse is another pen name for Norton.

My reviews of Alan E. Nourse's books:

Other books by Alan E. Nourse that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Alan E. Nourse appearing in works that I have reviewed:
The Gift of Numbers found in Tales from Super-Science Fiction

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