Alam, Rumaan

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(circa1977-    ) US journalist and author whose third novel, Leave the World Behind (2020), comprises an acute analysis of racial/cultural stresses (see Race in SF) in the north-east corridor of America, into which is inserted a very Near Future Disaster where New York is blacked out, leading the various protagonists of the tale to anticipate something like the End of the World, or to realize it is already under way. The intimate commingling of contemporary Satire and sf topoi is rendered as a growth of converged realities, in this miming the Petri dish of life in the third decade of the twenty-first century. [JC]

Rumaan Alam

born Washington, District of Columbia: circa 1977


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