DeWeese, Gene

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Working name of US technical writer and author Thomas Eugene DeWeese (1934-2012), who began writing sf with two Man from U.N.C.L.E. Ties, The Invisibility Affair (1967) and The Mind-Twisters Affair (1967), both with Robert Coulson and signed, collaboratively, Thomas Stratton. Other novels with Coulson, both authors now signing their own names, include a routine sf adventure for Laser Books, Gates of the Universe (1975; rev vt Nightmare Universe 1985) and two spoof Recursive SF novels about reporter Joe Karns, who gets into all kinds of trouble at sf Conventions; the large number of in-group references made it unlikely that either Now You See It/Him/Them (1975) and Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats (1977) would gain many readers outside the genre. In the 1970s, DeWeese also produced a number of Gothics as by Jean DeWeese [see Checklist for titles with fantastic content]; in the 1980s, he concentrated on lively juveniles [see Checklist] and on several equally lively Star Trek Ties: three titles beginning with Star Trek: Chain of Attack (1987) for the original Star Trek, and three more for Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: The Next Generation: The Peacekeepers (1988) being the first. [JC/PN]

Thomas Eugene DeWeese

born Rochester, Indiana: 31 January 1934

died Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 19 March 2012

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Joe Karns

Calvin Willeford

tied series

Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Star Trek

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Ravenloft

Dinotopia

Lost in Space

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