Quick, William T

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(1946-    ) US author who also writes as by Margaret Allan, Sean Kiernan and Quentin Thomas; he began publishing sf with "Instructions Enclosed" (October 1979 Analog) and "Rest in Pieces" (January 1980 Asimov's), but came to more general notice, after several 1980s stories in Analog, with the The Dream Trio sequence of sf adventures: Dreams of Flesh and Sand (1988), Dreams of Gods and Men (1989) and Singularities (1990). The tales are clear-cut and taut, but the huge corporations dominated by AIs were unsurprising fare for readers already familiar with the rapid explosion of the Cyberpunk subgenre, though some of the Nanotechnology riffs strike a newer note. and the Pocket Universe/Virtual Reality traps in the final volume are colourful. Yesterday's Pawn (1989), also an adventure tale, takes its adolescent protagonist through space and time as he attempts to decipher the importance of an ancient artefact while being pursued by interstellar agents after the same McGuffin; but Systems (1989) returns to cyberpunk territory in the fast-paced story of a "data hunter" simultaneously grieving for his pregnant wife and solving the mysteries surrounding her murder. The People of the Mammoth sequence – beginning with The Mammoth Stone (1993) and ending with Sister of the Sky (1998), all as by Margaret Allan – is Prehistoric SF, focusing on Mexico. [JC]

William Thomas Quick

born Muncie, Indiana: 30 May 1946

died

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The Dream Trio

People of the Mammoth

  • The Mammoth Stone (New York: Penguin/Signet, 1993) as by Margaret Allan [People of the Mammoth: pb/]
  • Keeper of the Stone (New York: Penguin/Signet, 1994) as by Margaret Allan [People of the Mammoth: pb/]
  • The Last Mammoth (New York: Penguin/Signet, 1995) as by Margaret Allan [People of the Mammoth: pb/]
  • Spirits Walking Home (New York: Onyx/NAL, 1998) as by Margaret Allan [People of the Mammoth: pb/]
  • Sister of the Sky (New York: Onyx/NAL, 1999) as by Margaret Allan [People of the Mammoth: pb/]

Quest for Tomorrow

Roar

  • Roar (New York: HarperPrism, 1998) as by Sean Kiernan [Roar: pb/]
  • Roar: The Cauldron (New York: HarperPrism, 1998) as by Sean Kiernan [Roar: pb/]

Planet of the Apes

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