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Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes was born on 9 August, 1927 and died on 15 June, 2014. He is the author of Flowers for Algernon – a book that won the 1960 Hugo Award. Born in New York, Daniel attended New York University before joining the United States maritime service where he worked as a ship purser.

He worked under Stan Lee at Atlas Comics (the precursor to Marvel) and taught creative writing. He was given the Author Emeritus honour by the science fiction and fantasy writers of America in 2000.

Daniel Keyes Books

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    A classic sci-fi novel that still resonates today, Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon follows the life of floor sweeper Charlie Gordon as an experiment turns him into a genius...

    With an IQ of 68, Charlie used to be the butt of everyone's jokes but an experiment improves his life immeasurably. When Algernon - the mouse the experiment was tested on before him - dies, Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary...

    Thought-provoking and sure to appeal to today's young adult audience, this is a book fully deserving of its status.
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    'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance ...heartbreaking' Guardian Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatement turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?
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    Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy over his body - a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality disorder - the first such court decision in history. Among the twenty-four are: Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy's stepfather; Adalana, the shy, affection-starved lesbian who 'used' Billy's body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old 'keeper of the pain'; and the Teacher, the sum of all Billy's alter egos fused into one. In The Minds of Billy Milligan, Daniel Keyes brings to light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded. 'Fascinating' LA Times '[Keyes] has carried it off brilliantly, bringing not only a fine clarity but a special warmth and empathy' Washington Post