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1. Dubbed the "Great Explainer" of science, which Hugo Award winning author of the "Foundation" series of novels published "The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science" in 1960?
2. The man who wrote the children's story "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" also wrote the true account of a large diamond smuggling operation which was published in 1957 as the book "The Diamond Smugglers". Who is he?
3. Who is the author of the "Sprawl" series, coined the term "cyberspace" and, in 1992, published the chronicle "Agrippa, (A Book of the Dead)"?
4. Who, noted as the author of a series of western style novels surrounding the Sackett family, wrote the prose to the coffee table book "Frontier"?
5. His 1948 novel "The Naked and the Dead" was hailed as one of America's best wartime novels; however, it was his 1957 essay "The White Negro" that first earned him critical fame. Who is he?
6. Which noted and prolific creator of horror stories produced the 1981 work "Danse Macabre" which provides a history of the horror genre with a writer's perspective on the subject?
7. Who was the creator of such diverse characters as Bertha Cool, Perry Mason and Christopher London that managed to turn his fascination with Baja, California area into a series of travel books?
8. "Tramp Royale" (1992) is a travelogue that features a chapter on Tristan da Cunha, one of the most remote settlements on Earth. It is rather appropriate then that the man who wrote this book is also the author of "Stranger in a Strange Land". Who is this man?
9. His most famous works are "Tobacco Road" (1932) and "God's Little Acre" (1933) but he also wrote a dozen non-fiction collections and two books for young readers. Who is he?
10. Which author, well known for his fictional legal thrillers, published "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" in 2006, detailing the true story of a man who spent eleven years on death row before being exonerated by DNA evidence?
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