|Born||Harry Clement Stubbs|
May 30, 1922
|Died||October 29, 2003 (aged 81)|
|Pen name||George Richard (as artist)|
|Occupation||Novelist, military pilot, science teacher|
Harry Clement Stubbs (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003), better known by the
In 1998 Clement was inducted by the
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From 1949 to 1953, Clement's first three novels were two-, three-, and four-part Astounding serials under Campbell:
Clement's article "Whirligig World" describes his approach to writing a science fiction story:
Writing a science fiction story is fun, not work. ...the fun...lies in treating the whole thing as a game.... [T]he rules must be quite simple. They are; for the reader of a science-fiction story, they consist of finding as many as possible of the author's statements or implications which conflict with the facts as science currently understands them. For the author, the rule is to make as few such slips as he possibly can... Certain exceptions are made [e.g., to allow travel faster than the speed of light], but fair play demands that all such matters be mentioned as early as possible in the story...
Clement was a frequent guest at science fiction conventions, especially in the eastern United States, where he usually presented talks and slide shows about writing and astronomy.