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Born in Madison, NJ on August 10, 1903, Ward Moore wrote the first of
his six novels in 1942 with the picaresque, Great Depression novel
Breathe the Air Again. His next novel Greener
Than You Think (1947) established his reputation as a writer of
intelligent science fiction. Moore’s influential masterpiece Bring
the Jubilee (1953) is considered the definitive
alternative world Civil War novel.
He co-authored the novels Joyleg (1962 w Avram Davidson) and Caduceus Wild (1978 w Robert Bradford). In 1996, Tachyon published the mash up novel of two famed Moore short stories LOT & LOT’S DAUGHTER. The stories served as the uncredited basis for the movie Panic in Year Zero! (1962).
“Although he contributed only infrequently to the field, each of [Ward Moore’s] books became something of a classic.”
—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
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Cover by William Reid