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Enstrom, Robert

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1946-    ) US industrial chemist and author whose first novel, Encounter Program (1977), attempts to deal with a late-century sf problem – how to cope with Aliens when we encounter them – in an idiom derived from Space Operas published 50 years earlier, when the problem was easier to solve. Beta Colony (1980), in which a colony planet attempts to re-colonize Ruined Earth, is moderately less stiff in its depiction of the savagely degraded culture that has survived on the home planet. [JC]

Robert William Enstrom

born Los Angeles, California: 18 October 1946


  • Encounter Program (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1977) [hb/Paul Plumadore]
  • Beta Colony (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1980) [hb/Margo Herr]


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