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Apologies to Al Jaffee – I edited the ISFDB to reflect his birthday and then ironically neglected to put him on this list last week.

  • 1921-03-13 Al Jaffee
  • 1939-03-15 Joseph D. Olander
  • 1946-03-16 Chris Foss
  • 1948-03-17 William Gibson
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé
  • 1946-03-19 John Gribbin
  • -0043-03-20 Ovid
  • 1932-03-20 Jack Cady

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

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  • 1939-03-08 Peter Nicholls
  • 1955-03-09 Pat Murphy
  • 1918-03-10 Theodore R. Cogswell
  • 1938-03-10 Marvin Kaye
  • 1952-03-11 Douglas Adams
  • 1925-03-12 Harry Harrison
  • 1855-03-13 Percival Lowell
  • 1966-03-13 Alastair Reynolds
  • 1879-03-14 Albert Einstein

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

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  • 1922-03-01 William M. Gaines
  • 1924-03-01 Deke Slayton
  • 1941-03-01 Martin H. Greenberg
  • 1952-03-01 Steven Barnes
  • 1904-03-02 Dr. Seuss
  • 1945-03-02 Gregory L. Matloff
  • 1949-03-02 Gates McFadden
  • 1960-03-02 Peter F. Hamilton
  • 1920-03-03 James Doohan
  • 1904-03-04 George Gamow
  • 1942-03-05 Mike Resnick
  • 1475-03-06 Michelangelo
  • 1937-03-06 Edward L. Ferman
  • 1944-03-07 Stanley Schmidt

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  • E. E. Cummings’ “Anti-Acknowledgement” – Learn Fun Facts.
  • Gleanings from the Past #80 – Learn Fun Facts. There’s a Lovecraft quote in here but I wanted to repeat a different one. I wouldn’t have thought C. S. Lewis and I would agree on much, but this is nearly perfect: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

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  • 1925-02-22 Edward Gorey
  • 1564-02-23 Christopher Marlowe
  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett
  • 1786-02-24 Wilhelm Grimm
  • 1921-02-24 Richard Powers
  • 1917-02-25 Anthony Burgess
  • 1918-02-26 Theodore Sturgeon
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein
  • 1533-02-28 Michel de Montaigne

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  • Weekly Song Challenge. My contributions are below the fold. Anyone who wants to can consider themselves tagged.

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  • 1564-02-15 Galileo Galilei
  • 1916-02-15 Ian Ballantine
  • 1945-02-15 Douglas Hofstadter
  • 1925-02-16 Ed Emshwiller
  • 1953-02-16 Mike Glyer
  • 1954-02-16 Iain M. Banks
  • 1912-02-17 Andre Norton
  • 1937-02-19 Terry Carr
  • 1964-02-19 Jonathan Lethem
  • 1909-02-20 Rog Phillips
  • 1912-02-20 Pierre Boulle
  • 1913-02-21 Ross Rocklynne

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Edit (2019-02-09): I’m adding a NASA link to the Science section which I’d meant to include yesterday and a Carol Emswhiller link to the Science Fiction section which just came out today.

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  • 1828-02-08 Jules Verne
  • 1887-02-10 E. V. Rieu
  • 1953-02-10 John Shirley
  • 1567-02-12 Thomas Campion
  • 1809-02-12 Charles Darwin
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek
  • 1923-02-13 Chuck Yeager
  • 1961-02-13 Henry Rollins

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Hilarious – the last Calvin and Hobbes brought on “Frankenstein” and this brings on…

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  • 1908-02-01 George Pal
  • 1954-02-03 Shawna McCarthy
  • 1948-02-04 Alice Cooper
  • 1961-02-04 Neal Asher
  • 1940-02-05 H. R. Giger
  • 1925-02-06 Patricia S. Warrick
  • 1927-02-06 Gerard K. O’Neill
  • 1883-02-07 John Taine (Eric Temple Bell)

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