Hal Clement

Hal Clement

Hal Clement (1922–2003) was the pseudonym of the exemplar of hard science fiction, Harry C. Stubbs. He created the pseudonym while working for his Master's degree in Astronomy at Harvard, fearing his professor would not want him to be "wasting" his time. He did not know that this same professor submitted science fiction to Hugo Gernsback's magazines. Hal's first published story was "Proof" which appeared in the June 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Then, like many other sf writers, the War intervened.

Following bomber combat duty in Europe with the Army Air Corps in World War II, Harry returned home, learned to drive a car, became a high-school chemistry teacher, and wrote Hugo-winning science fiction.

Hal was a fixture at many SF conventions, where he always had time to talk to his fellow fans.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee May 14, 2009
Books by Hal Clement
Mission of Gravity6.88
The Ranger Boys in Space
Cycle of Fire
Close to Critical (Mesklin #2)
Natives of Space
Small Changes
Star Light (Mesklin #3)
Ocean on Top
Through the Eye of a Needle (Needle #2)
The Best of Hal Clement
The Nitrogen Fix
Still River
Isaac's Universe: Fossil
Trio for Slide Rule and Typewriter
Half Life
Music of Many Spheres (The Essential Hal Clement #2)
Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton (The Essential Hal Clement #3)
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (22)

2003 | science fiction
2002 | science fiction, short stories
(The Essential Hal Clement #3)
2000 | science fiction, short stories
(The Essential Hal Clement #2)
2000 | science fiction, short stories

1999 | science fiction
(The Essential Hal Clement #1)
1998 | science fiction
(Isaac's Universe)
1993 | science fiction

1987 | science fiction

1987 | science fiction, short stories

1980 | science fiction

1979 | science fiction, short stories
(Needle #2)
1978 | science fiction

1973 | science fiction
(Mesklin #3)
1971 | science fiction

1969 | science fiction, short stories

1965 | science fiction, short stories
(Mesklin #2)
1964 | science fiction

1957 | science fiction

1956 | science fiction
(Mesklin #1)
1954 | science fiction > hard science fiction

1953 | science fiction
(Needle #1)
1950 | science fiction