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Anthony, Piers.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : T. Doherty Associates, [1986]

General Note:
"A TOR book"--T.p. verso.
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On Order


Author Notes

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob was born in August, 1934, in Oxford, England. He graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1956. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen while serving in the United States Army in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. In 1977, he received a British Fantasy Award for A Spell for a Chameleon. Anthony's family emigrated to the United States from Britain when he was six.

Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series.

Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Anthony's latest novel is one of his most minor efforts, a mechanical working out of an absurd, rattletrap plot, overwhelmed by talk and introspection. The story is set in a future in which a law has been passed (the Miscegenation Act) forbidding the marriage of two people of the same race (this in response to ``savage race riots'' and the need to slow population growth). Kerr Shetland, captain of the Meg IIa ``timeship'' traveling beyond the farthest reaches of the universe in search of new energy sources for an energy-poor Earthand his crew of six spend the trip in a paroxysm of racial, sexual and psychological self-examination, finally reaching some sort of epiphany when the ship breaks up on the rim of a Black Hole, and they are transformed into pure spiritall to little effect. (September 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved