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Michael A. Banks (born 1951) is a science fiction writer and editor. He is perhaps best known for nonfiction works about the genre (including "Understanding Science Fiction," 1980) and collaborations with Mack Reynolds. Banks has several other novels to his credit, (including The Odysseus Solution, with Dean R. Lambe), and has been a frequent contributor to Analog, Asimov's SF, and other publications.

A former columnist for Windows Magazine and Computer Shopper, Banks was early on the scene as an Internet journalist, documenting the growth of online services and, later, the Internet and Web from the early 1980s onward. His The Modem Reference (Brady/Simon & Schuster) was a standard guide to the online world throughout the 1980s, selling more than 200,000 copies.

Banks explored Internet crime and computer privacy with books such as Web Psychos, Stalkers and Pranksters (Coriolis) and PC Confidential (Sybex).

He also served as a freelance acquisitions editor for Baen Books, and associate editor for Baen's quarterly "book-a-zine," New Destinies, in the 1980s.

Banks has lately turned to the biography field, writing about noted aviators, inventors, and other figures for magazines. A recent book, CROSLEY: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation is the story of inventor Powel Crosley, Jr., whose low-cost radios touched off the broadacsting industry in 1921. (Crosley also founded WLW, the world's most powerful radio station, built the Crosley automobile and Moonbeam aircraft, and was involved in a number of other high-tech ventures during the first half of the 20th Century.)

Banks more recently wrote Blogging Heroes (Wiley, 2007), and On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet (APress, 2008). On the Way to the Web carries special appeal in that it tells the complete story of what was happening online before the Web--including the histories of Videotex and online services such as CompuServe, The Source, PlayNET, AOL, Q-Link, Viewdata, Prestel,

His most recent book is Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Invented Talk TV (Orange Frazer Press, 2009)
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Total Books: 34
On the Way to the Web The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders
Crosley Two Brothers and a Business Empire That Transformed the Nation
Blogging Heroes Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers
2007 - Blogging Heroes Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780470197394
ISBN-10: 0470197390
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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How to Become a Fulltime Freelance Writer A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Successful Writing Business at Home
2002 - How to Become a Fulltime Freelance Writer a Practical Guide to Setting Up a Successful Writing Business at Home [Road Map to Your Writing Career] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871161970
ISBN-10: 0871161974
Genres: Business & Money, Reference
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PC Confidential Secure Your PC from Snoops Spies Spouses Supervisors and Credit Card Thieves
The Modem Reference The Complete Guide to PC Communications
2000 - The Modem Reference the Complete Guide to Pc Communications (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910965361
ISBN-10: 0910965366
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference
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Web Psychos Stalkers and Pranksters How to Protect Yourself in Cyberspace
1997 - Web Psychos Stalkers and Pranksters How to Protect Yourself in Cyberspace (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781576101377
ISBN-10: 1576101371
Genres: Computers & Technology, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Modem Reference The Complete Guide to Selection Installation and Applications
1991 - The Modem Reference the Complete Guide to Selection Installation and Applications (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780135898628
ISBN-10: 0135898625
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Substores
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Word Processing Secrets for Writers
1989 - Word Processing Secrets for Writers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898793482
ISBN-10: 0898793483
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference
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The Rocket Book A Guide to Building and Launching Model Rockets for Students and Teachers of the Space Age
1985 - The Rocket Book a Guide to Building and Launching Model Rockets for Students and Teachers of the Space Age [The Prentice-Hall science education series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780137822447
ISBN-10: 0137822448
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The Rocket Book A Guide to Building  Launching Model Rockets for Teachers  Students 0f the Space Age
Getting the Most Out of DeskMate 3
Getting the Most Out of Deskmate 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780133530049
ISBN-10: 0133530043
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Portable Communications The Traveling Executive's Survival Guide
Portable Communications the Traveling Executive's Survival Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780135243640
ISBN-10: 0135243645
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Modern Book
Modern Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780135866467
ISBN-10: 0135866464
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Understanding science fiction
Understanding Science Fiction [Silver Burdett professional publications] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780382290749
ISBN-10: 0382290747
Genre: Reference
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The Windows Shareware Book/Book and Disk
The Windows Shareware Book/book and Disk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780471558170
ISBN-10: 0471558176
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math
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The Wordperfect Shareware Book/Book and Disk
Understanding Fax and Electronic Mail
Understanding Fax and Electronic Mail [Sams Understanding Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780672272974
ISBN-10: 0672272970
Genre: Business & Money
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Countdown The Complete Guide to Model Rocketry
Countdown the Complete Guide to Model Rocketry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780830619917
ISBN-10: 0830619917
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The Internet Unplugged Utilities  Techniques for Internet ProductivityOnline and Off
Web Psychos And Other Horror Stories from the Internet
Web Psychos and Other Horror Stories From the Internet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910965613
ISBN-10: 0910965617
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