(1930- ) US writer in whose Near-Future sf novel, The Spook who Sat by the Door (1969), a black man becomes second-in-command in the CIA, where he is the agency's eponymous token spook, but quits to organize black uprisings in the Cities all across a diseased, racist America. [JC]
see also: Race in SF.
born Chicago, Illinois: 13 July 1930
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