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Maddox, Tom

Entry updated 25 October 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of US author and academic Daniel Thomas Maddox (1945-2022), who began publishing polished short stories with "The Mind Like a Strange Balloon" for Omni in June 1985. His only novel to date, Halo (1991), moves from a Cyberpunk Earth to a Space Habitat, engaging en route in an intense contemplation of the nature of artificial intelligence (see AI; Cybernetics; Robots) in a Virtual-Reality environment. The tale is intermittently hectic, but charged with energy. Maddox has published nothing in the field since 1992.

Maddox collaborated with William Gibson on two scripts for The X-Files, "Kill Switch" (15 February 1998) and "First Person Shooter" (27 February 2000). [JC]

Daniel Thomas Maddox

born Beckley, West Virginia: October 1945

died 18 October 2022



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