A Pride of Leos

When I said it seemed like I knew more people born in August than the rest of the year, a friend of mine had a simple explanation: “They’re Leos, and Leos always want you to know when their birthday is!”

Here’s a sampling of Leos from the sf field, beginning with today’s birthday boy:

August 3, 1904 – Clifford D. Simak

August 6, 1934 – Piers Anthony

August 7, 1933 – Jerry Pournelle

August 16, 1884 – Hugo Gernsback

August 18, 1925 – Brian W. Aldiss

August 19, 1921 – Gene Roddenberry

August 20, 1890 – H.P. Lovecraft

August 20, 1951 – Greg Bear

August 20, 1961 – Greg Egan

August 24, 1915 – James Tiptree, Jr.

August 24, 1951 – Orson Scott Card

August 22, 1920 – Ray Bradbury

August 28, 1916 – Jack Vance

4 thoughts on “A Pride of Leos

  1. Well, Tiptree, Card, and Vance would actually be Virgo, since Leo ends on either August 22 or August 23.

    Other sf Leos (in August) would include:
    http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/aug.html
    8/2/48 Robert Holdstock
    8/5/47 Elizabeth Vonarburg
    8/6 Paolo Bacigalupi
    8/7/60 Melissa Scott
    8/9/20 Jack Speer
    8/9/26 Frank M. Robinson
    8/9/27 Daniel Keyes
    8/10/03 Ward Moore
    8/10/31 Alexis Gilliland
    8/11/28 Alan E. Nourse
    8/13/32 John Berkey
    8/14/32 Lee Hoffman
    8/14/40 Alexei Panshin
    8/15/32 Robert Forward
    8/15/34: Darrell K. Sweet
    8/16/33 Diana Wynne Jones
    8/16/34: andrew j. offutt
    8/19/30 D. G. Compton
    8/19/50: Mary Doria Russell
    8/21/11 Anthony Boucher
    8/21/47 Lucius Shepard
    8/22/54 Will Shetterly

  2. If one uses the Sidereal Zodiac the first ten days belong to the Cancer sign.

  3. Yes, but I’m not posting a list of writers with a headline “A Case of Cancers.”

  4. There is a simple explanation for this, the were conceived when the weather was beginning to get cold. Thus mom and dad were snuggling more.

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