Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1944- ) US physicist and author, involved professionally in computers. He began publishing sf with "Epicycle" for Analog in November 1973, and is best known for "Child of All Ages" (March 1975 Analog), about an immortal woman (see Immortality) who perpetually retains the body of a child (see Children in SF). Plauger won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Author in 1975.
The novel-length Fighting Madness (in Analog Annual, anth 1976, ed Ben Bova; 2015 ebook) and Wergild (May-June 1994 Analog) long remained unpublished in book form but were eventually released by the author as ebooks in 2015, along with the novella Lucky Luke (December 2003 Analog; 2015 ebook) and the collections Child of All Ages (coll 2015 ebook) – comprising the original tale and a stage play based on it – and Short Stories (coll 2015 ebook), which assembles the rest of his published sf. [JC/PN/DRL]
Phillip James Plauger
born Petersburg, West Virginia: 13 January 1944
- Fighting Madness (no place given: P J Plauger, 2015) [ebook: first appeared Analog Annual (anth 1976), edited by Ben Bova: na/nonpictorial]
- Wergild (no place given: P J Plauger, 2015) [ebook: first appeared May-June 1994 Analog: na/nonpictorial]
collections and stories
- Child of All Ages (no place given: P J Plauger, 2015) [coll: ebook: title story first appeared March 1975 Analog; also a stage play based on it: na/nonpictorial]
- Lucky Luke (no place given: P J Plauger, 2015) [novella: ebook: first appeared December 2003 Analog: na/nonpictorial]
- Short Stories (no place given: P J Plauger, 2015) [coll: ebook: na/nonpictorial]
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