GREENLEAF, William


GREENLEAF, William
(?1917-)
   US writer who began publishing sf with his first novel, Timejumper (1980), an adventure incorporating an unusually subtle presentation of the rite of passage central to the sf genre. His further novels share a common galactic background, though it is clear he is interested in that background not to challenge it with cosmogonies and alarums but in order to add verisimilitude to tales of humans caught off-balance in the vast Universe, and attempting to cope. The Tartarus Incident (1983) lovingly describes an accident which dumps an untrainedgroup of humans on the planet of the title. The Pandora Stone (1984) is a tale of detection involving an AI and a return to an almost deserted Earth, where wisdom still resides. Starjacked! (1987) and Clarion (1988)cover similar ground, perhaps rather hurriedly.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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