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Lipsyte, Sam

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1968-    ) US academic and author, son of Robert Lipsyte; known for the surging, gonzo, phosphorescent thrust of nonfantastic novels like The Ask (2010), whose targets include a highly Satirical portrait of finance influence and corruption at an American university. He is of sf interest for Hark (2019), set in a Near Future world raddled by the consequences of Climate Change, with a land war in Europe threatening World War Three, and featuring the eponymous failed filmmaker who becomes embroiled in a messianic scam known as Mental Archery whose members focus unerringly and mindfully on themselves. The rich sail above all this turmoil. [JC]

Sam Lipsyte

born New York: 1968

works (highly selected)

  • Hark (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2019) [hb/]


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