Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1948- ) US author who began publishing sf with his Stryker sequence – Timelapse (1988) and Clouds of Magellan (1991) – which engages its Cyborg protagonist first in a complicated Time-Paradox tale whose villain tricks him into falling in love with his own mother, and second in a traditional search for the long-gone Alien "Builders" responsible for an enormous artefact (see Macrostructures) called The Wheel. Strikezone (1989), which begins the Bull Cochrane sequence, again shows Nighbert's competence but also a disturbing tendency to rifle his genres for material without showing much concern for establishing a bailiwick of his own; further instalments in this series were entirely nonfantastic. [JC]
David Franklin Nighbert
born Knoxville, Tennessee: 26 July 1948
- Timelapse (New York: St Martin's Press, 1988) [Stryker: hb/]
- Clouds of Magellan (New York: St Martin's Press, 1991) [Stryker: hb/Ron Walotsky]
- Strikezone (New York: St Martin's Press, 1989) [hb/]
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