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Rheingold, Howard

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1947-    ) US online entrepreneur, editor and author, whose fiction consists of two series: the Sisterhood sequence beginning with Mama Liz Drinks Deep (1973); and the Savage Report sequence, comprising Jack Anderson Against Dr Tek! (1974) and Savage Report #2: War of the Gurus (1974), a Near Future Satire recording the attempts of a conservative conspiracy to take over America. Much of his nonfiction popularizes advances in the internet; he may have invented the term "virtual community", and certainly immersed his readers in uplifting expectations of the new world to come in books like Virtual Reality (1991) (see Virtual Reality). [JC]

Howard E Rheingold

born Phoenix, Arizona: 7 July 1947




Savage Report

nonfiction (highly selected)

works as editor


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