Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1952- ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Our Lady of the Endless Sky" in Nova 4 (anth 1974) edited by Harry Harrison. His Drumlin series, comprising "Drumlin Boiler" (April 2002 Asimov's), Drumlin Circus (2011 dos) and On Gossamer Wings (2011 chap dos), both with James R Strickland, follows the lives of the several hundred passengers and crew of a broken-down interstellar cruiser, which has been forced to land on a currently uninhabited planet, though 3D-Printer-like Alien Machines the settlers call drumlins are scattered everywhere, obediently generating artefacts when given the proper coding. Drumlin Circus describes the life and crises of a travelling circus as a control unit for the machines is discovered; in On Gossamer Wings a young girl with a talent for intuiting the inner processes of the alien drumlins: no one knows what they might yet be instructed to print. The Cunning Blood (2005), a singleton, focuses on the uses to which Nanotechnology can be put by the Libertarian inmates of a prison planet as they thwart the attempts of the world government on Earth (run by Canadians: much must have happened) to keep them locked into their punishment (see Crime and Punishment).
Duntemann has also written computer manuals, including Assembly Language Step-By-Step: Programming with Linux (2008). [JC]
Jeffrey P Duntemann
born Chicago, Illinois: 29 June 1952
- Drumlin Circus (Colorado Springs, Colorado: Copperwood Media, 2011) with James R Strickland [dos: Drumlin: pb/Richard J Bartop]
- On Gossamer Wings (Colorado Springs, Colorado: Copperwood Media, 2011) with James R Strickland [chap: dos: Drumlin: pb/Richard J Bartop]
- The Cunning Blood (Deefield, Illinois: ISFiC Press, 2005) [hb/Todd Cameron Hamilton]
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