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Alice Martha (A.M.) Lightner

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Alice Martha (A.M.) Lightner [Hopf] (1904-88) was a New York woman fiction author, who produced a fairly respectable body of science fiction works. It was mainly aimed at young readers, and is all of fairly high quality. She also published twenty-seven children's non-fiction books under the name of Alice L. Hopf on topics in natural history and entomology, and was a member of several New York based scientific societies.

A dust jacket biography says that she originally started to compose science fiction stories to tell to her son, Christopher, and later wrote science fiction for publication. Many of her science fiction novels have a natural history theme.

She was born in Detroit Michigan on October 11, 1904, and died February 3rd, 1988.[1]https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/11/obituaries/alice-lightner-hopf-author-83.html[2]https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2876541.A_M_Lightner She published over nineteen fiction books, including the following:

Series: Rock of Three Planets:

  1. Rock of Three Planets (1963)
  2. The Planet Poachers (1965)
  3. The Space Ark (1968)


  1. Doctor to the Galaxy (1965)
  2. The Galactic Troubadours (1965)
  3. The Space Plague (1965)
  4. The Space Olympics (1967)
  5. Wild Traveler (1967)
  6. The Day of the Drones (1969)
  7. The Walking Zoo of Darwin Dingle (1969)
  8. The Thursday Toads (1971)
  9. Gods Or Demons? (1973)
  10. Star Dog (1973)
  11. The Space Gypsies (1974)
  12. Star Circus (1977)


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