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Miller, Derek B

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1970-    ) US academic and author, resident in various countries, whose first three novels, beginning with Norwegian Night (trans from English manuscript 2010), first published in Norway, are crime thrillers. His fourth novel, Radio Life (2021), is set in a moderately distant Near Future America dominated by a conflict between the Commonwealth – which is devoted to the recovery of relics of the Gone World, a Golden Age of high Technology – and the Keepers, who violently abjure a past which created a Ruined Earth. The Commonwealth protagonist finds an archive deep Underground whose unpacking may resolve all issues. Miller's stated reluctance to understand this traditional tale as sf marks him as a Mainstream Writer of SF, though not in the event damagingly. [JC]

Derek B Miller

born Boston, Massachusetts: 1970

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