US writer and psychologist who began publishing sf with "Outer Concentric" and "The Examination" for New Dimensions 4 (anth 1974) ed Robert SILVERBERG. In a relatively short time he established a reputation as an author of high linguistic energy whose stories emoted a ruthless savvy about the future. Many of his tales are narrated through stunning linguistic displays of the emotional and physiological ways of being that humans display in isolation and in their relations to the social world; these ways of being are constantly articulated by the protagonists in a flow of brilliant jargon, with the result that existence and the LINGUISTIC perception of existence become identical. The effect isexhilarating and also rather terrifying. FCG's first novel, Growing Up in Tier 3000 (1975), is set in a world very similar to that of many of thetales, and deploys a similarly searching sense of the surface of events and of identities, though its plot moves with some difficulty: in an energy-quarantined, savagely competitive, complexly automated DYSTOPIAN future society, young children show their readiness to take over from their elders (in a reductio ad absurdum of the Whorfian hypothesis that language structure determines our conceptualization of the world) by understanding the languages necessary for survival in the hyperkinetic new. At least two further novels have been written and await publication; but the aggressive ingenuity of his style, and the oddly high-strung gallantry of his attitude to the futures in store for the human race - that they are to be endured with grace, but never "won" - make his work unlikely to reach a wide market.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Univers (magazine) — Univers était un magazine de science fiction français initialement dirigé par Jacques Sadoul et Yves Frémion, qui parut de 1975 à 1990 aux éditions J ai lu, d abord sous forme trimestrielle, puis sous forme annuelle. Sommaire 1 La revue… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orbit (anthology series) — Orbit was a long running series of anthologies of new fiction edited by Damon Knight, often featuring work by such writers as Gene Wolfe, Joanna Russ, R. A. Lafferty, and Kate Wilhelm, who was married to Knight. The anthologies tended toward the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Last Dangerous Visions — was planned to be a sequel to the science fiction short story anthologies Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions , originally published in 1967 and 1972 respectively. It is edited by Harlan Ellison. The projected third collection was… …   Wikipedia

  • Ace Science Fiction Specials — are three series of science fiction and fantasy books published by Ace Books between 1968 and 1990. Terry Carr edited the first and third series, taking the TV special concept and adapting it to paperback marketing. The first series was one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Future on Fire — infobox Book | name = Future on Fire title orig = translator = image caption = author = Orson Scott Card cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Science fiction publisher = Tor Books pub date = 1991 media type …   Wikipedia

  • Gröden — Südtirol: Das Grödnertal und die angrenzenden Gemeinden sind hervorgehoben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Le livre d'or de la science-fiction — Auteur Jacques Goimard Genre Fantasy / Science Fiction Éditeur Presses Pocket Date de parution 1978 1982 Le livre d or de la science fiction est une collection d anthologie de nouvelles fantastiques ou de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Livre d'or de la science-fiction — Le livre d or de la science fiction Le livre d or de la science fiction Auteur Jacques Goimard Genre Fantasy / Science Fiction Éditeur Presses Pocket Date de parution 1978 1982 Le livre d or de la science fiction est une collection d anthologie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Le Livre d'or de la science-fiction — Auteur Jacques Goimard Genre Fantasy / Science fiction Éditeur Pocket Date de parution 1978 1987 Le Livre d or de la science fiction (en abrégé : LOSF) est une collection d anthologies …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prix Locus de la meilleure nouvelle longue — Les prix Locus sont décernés chaque année, depuis 1971, par les lecteurs du magazine américain mensuel de science fiction Locus lors de la Westercons qui se déroule le quatrième week end de juillet. La catégorie de la meilleure nouvelle longue… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.