Garfinkle, Richard

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(1961-    ) US writer whose first novel, Celestial Matters (1996), is an Alternate Cosmos tale in which the Ptolemaic universe is real: celestial bodies are positioned in crystalline spheres around Earth, which is the centre of the universe; travel to the planets is via sailing ship. His second novel, All of an Instant (1999), posits a "location" outside of Time and space called the Instant, a fulcrum from which the universe can be profoundly altered, generating a long Changewar, which has created jagged chaos, and some sort of resolution is being meditated. Garfinkle's novels are intellectually engaging, though slightly overplotted; new work from him is widely hoped for. [JC]

Richard Garfinkle

born New York: 1961




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