Hal Clement

Harry Clement Stubbs (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003), better known by the pen name Hal Clement, was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre. He also painted astronomically oriented artworks under the name George Richard.[2]

Hal Clement
BornHarry Clement Stubbs
(1922-05-30)May 30, 1922[1]
Somerville, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 29, 2003(2003-10-29) (aged 81)
Milton, Massachusetts, US
Pen nameGeorge Richard (as artist)
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • military pilot
  • science teacher
NationalityAmerican
Period1942–2003
GenreScience fiction
Literary movementHard science fiction
Notable works

In 1998 Clement was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame[3][lower-alpha 1] and named the 17th SFWA Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (presented in 1999).[4][5]