US writer, all of whose works are FABULATIONS which resemble sf under some interpretations, though the PARANOIA-wracked worlds his protagonists inhabit defeat any secure reading of the malign figurations of reality. In V (1963) dovetailing searches for a character named V geographically reproduce the title; some events in the book border on sf. The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) presents a complex conspiracy theory ofhistory, the tone of which seems to have influenced Robert SHEA's and Robert Anton WILSON's Illuminatus! trilogy (1975). Enormous and complex,GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (1973) offers no repose for a secure reading, but the search for its main protagonist (whose sexual climaxes predict and attract rockets from the V-2s on) fabulously posits an sf world. The walking dead in Vineland (1990) are - it is almost certain - not literally posthumous. TP's general concerns with ENTROPY, paranoia and COMMUNICATION have had afruitful effect on some sf writers.
   Other works: Entropy (1960; 1977 chap UK), also contained in Slow Learner (coll 1986).

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