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Who Owns the Rights? Alfred Bester

Discussion in 'Writer's Lounge' started by Bookangel, September 1, 2020.

  1. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    "Who owns the Rights?" is a new regular feature we're running covering the issue of who owns the rights to famous literary estates and authors' works, and allowing board members to investigate. Given how hard it can be to track owners, we make no guarantee we will find them.

    Alfred Bester was a giant in the science fiction field, who also wrote for television. His influence on these fields cannot be understated: he won the ingural Hugo award and was named one of the SFWA's Grand Masters of science fiction. His best known works include the Demolished Man and The Stars my Destination. His list of titles, including books like the Computer Connection, is far too long to list here.

    He died in 1987, with two further works published posthumously.

    So who owns the rights?
  2. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    According to Wikipedia he left his works to Joe Suder, his bartender.
  3. Post-Life Crisis

    Post-Life Crisis New Member

  4. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Please tell me he inspired the name in B5?
  5. porridge

    porridge Member

    Yeah, but that's the owner, not the group managing the rights. Any info on who actually owns them?
  6. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    I'm sorry, I can't find anything. Anyone else?
  7. Terry

    Terry Member

    I don't think I recognise any of the stories.
  8. Post-Life Crisis

    Post-Life Crisis New Member

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