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(1936- ) US Skylab astronaut whose sf novel, Reach (1989), set in the more remote Near Future, argues for a continuation of the space programme via the story of an expedition sent to discover the nature of an Alien lifeform. This proves unfriendly; but the case for human exploration of our potential domain is presented with commendable clarity. In the Wrong Hands (1992), set on the twenty-first-century Moon, describes a Genetic Engineering initiative gone awry, due to the rather old-fashioned lunacy of the Mad Scientist involved. [JC]
Edward George Gibson
born Buffalo, New York: 8 November 1936
- Reach (New York: Doubleday Foundation, 1989) [hb/Michael Carroll]
- In the Wrong Hands (New York: Bantam Spectra, 1992) [pb/Pamela Lee]
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