Thursday, March 19, 1970

Author - Stewart, George R.

Birth: May 31, 1895.

Death: August 22, 1980.

Comments: George R. Stewart was a professor of English at the University of California. Stewart earned a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Though he wrote a number of academic works, including several works on the subject of names, his only science fiction book was the 1949 novel Earth Abides, for which he won the 1951 International Fantasy Award. Stewart is responsible for the practice of naming storms with personal names, as a result of his 1941 novel Storm which features a storm named Maria as its protagonist. Inspired by Stewart's novel, the National Weather Service began assigning names to storms.

My reviews of George R. Stewart's books:
Earth Abides

Other books by George R. Stewart that I have read but not reviewed:

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