John Kilian Houston Brunner (1934-1995) received popularity as a British author focusing on the science fiction genres. His book Stand in Zanzibar (1968) received the 1969 Hugo Award for the best science fiction book of the year. His novel The Jagged Orbit (1969) received the BSFS award in 1970. Brunner attended school at the St. Andrew’s Prep School in Pangbourne. He also attended Cheltenham College. Between 1953 to 1955 he joined the Royal Air Force and married his wife Marjorie Rosamond Sauer in 1958. He likewise published other novels named The Shockwave Rider (1975) and The Sheep Look Up (1972). Brunner used various pen names, for example, Gill Hunt, Ellis Quick, and Keith Woodcott.
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