About the Author
Fredric Brown was an American mystery and science fiction writer. Born in 1906 in Cincinnati, OH, he is perhaps best known for his expertise in the short short form and his use of humor. He is the author of over 20 mystery novels, including The Fabulous Clipjoint, which won the Edgar Award for outstanding first mystery novel, The Screaming Mimi, and The Lenient Beast; over 250 short stories, including “Arena,” and “Knock;” and several science fiction works, including What Mad Universe and Martians Go Home. Brown died in 1972.