Radell Faraday "Ray" Nelson born October 3, is an American science fiction author and cartoonist most famous for his short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning", which was later used by John Carpenter as the basis for his film They Live. He became an active member of science fiction fandom while still a teenager at Cadillac High School in Cadillac, Michigan , and a military academy.
While there, he also met Norwegian Kirsten Enge, who became his second wife October 4, Helene Knox, two-time Fulbright scholar , with overseas appointments in Perpignan, France and Tunisia. Nelson began his career writing and creating cartoons for science fiction fanzines.
Ray Nelson and artist Bill Wray adapted the story as their graphic comic "Nada" published in the comic book anthology Alien Encounters No. Nelson collaborated with Philip K.
Dick on the alien invasion novel The Ganymede Takeover. Nelson was friends with Dick starting in childhood, and in a documentary about Dick, Nelson says that the only times that Dick tried LSD were the two times that he gave it to him. Dick produced in In the early s.
Nelson ran a writers' workshop at a Unitarian church in the San Francisco area. One of his students was Anne Rice. Lupoff called it "a revelation," saying "Nelson's style is sharply focused and carefully colored His plotting is exactly as complex as it ought to be [and] his characters are nicely drawn.
At the Philip K. Ray Nelson has professed that his greatest claim to fame is to be the creator of the iconic propeller beanie as emblematic of science fiction fandom while a 10th-grader at Cadillac High School.
He also claims to have invented the "Beany" character in a contest for what would become Time for Beany while visiting relatives in California. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the baseball player, see Ray Nelson baseball.
Eight O'Clock In The Morning Short Story By Ray Nelson Read By Gregg Margarite - Version II
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