Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym used for his fiction by US academic Bernard Joseph James (1922-2010), whose sf novels Greenhouse: It Will Happen in 1997 (1984) and its sequel, Milwaukee the Beautiful (1987), are set in a Near Future Wisconsin gradually isolated from the rest of a balkanized America by the greenhouse effect (see Climate Change). In the first James riskily assumes that the effect will be gravely consequential by 1997; but the second, set in 2013, more agilely explores the implications of an Invasion of independent Milwaukee from a Latin America desperately trying to escape the effects of global warming. [JC]
Bernard Joseph James
born Fargo, North Dakota: 28 August 1922
died Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 9 September 2010
- Greenhouse: It Will Happen in 1997 (New York: Donald I Fine, 1984) [Greenhouse: hb/Paul Bacon]
- Milwaukee the Beautiful (New York: Donald I Fine, 1987) [Greenhouse: hb/Paul Bacon]
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