- HJORTSBERG, William (Reinhold)
- (1941-)US writer, much of whose work - like his first novel, Alp (1969), or his third, Toro! Toro! Toro! (1974) - is FABULATION. Gray Matters (1971), which is sf, grounds its fantastic episodes in a future UTOPIA where people are reborn (REINCARNATION) from entombment as "Cerebromorphs" within an enormous CYBERNETIC complex only when they have achieved some transcendence of their personal identities. Falling Angel (1978), filmed as Angel Heart (1987), grippingly marries detection andhorror in a secret-sharer tale of striking grimness.JCOther works: Symbiography (1973); Tales and Fables (coll 1985 chap).
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