Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1950- ) US screenwriter and author, most of whose work travels to comic extremities, though the Satire remains nonfantastic. Of sf interest is Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty (2007), set in Near Future California; it is 2023, and the real Drew Barrymore (1975- ), who is now governor, becomes involved in a dispute centred on an assisted-living centre, whose aged boomer inhabitants are aggressively insisting on their entitlement to lives within these walls that affirm the lives they enjoyed back in the twentieth century, when their generation seemed to rule the world. Jimi Hendrix does not appear. [JC]
born Duncan, Oklahoma: 10 August 1950
works (highly selected)
- Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty (New York: Riverhead Books, 2007) [hb/]
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