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.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (22)
2003  Noise
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2002  Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories (Mesklin)
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2000  Music of Many Spheres (The Essential Hal Clement, #2)
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2000  Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton (The Essential Hal Clement, #3)
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1999  Half Life
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1998  Trio for Slide Rule and Typewriter (The Essential Hal Clement, #1)
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1993  Isaac's Universe: Fossil (Isaac's Universe)
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1987  Still River
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1987  Intuit
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1980  The Nitrogen Fix
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1979  The Best of Hal Clement
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1978  Through the Eye of a Needle (Needle, #2)
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1973  Ocean on Top
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1971  Star Light (Mesklin, #3)
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1969  Small Changes
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1965  Natives of Space
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1964  Close to Critical (Mesklin, #2)
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1957  Cycle of Fire
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1956  The Ranger Boys in Space
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1954  Mission of Gravity (Mesklin, #1)
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1953  Iceworld
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1950  Needle (Needle, #1)
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