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Shear, David

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1938-2007) US biophysicist and author whose Near Future sf novel, Cloning (1972), complicatedly entwines the presence of Androids and Cloning in the world of 2020; the protagonist, a molecular biologist who is an unknowing member of a cluster of clones, must cope with profound issues of Identity, dramatized through an Android campaign for equal rights with humans. [JC]

David Shear

born Boston, Massachusetts: 26 January 1938

died Austin, Texas: 21 April 2007


  • Cloning (New York: Walker and Company, 1972) [hb/Enrico Scull]


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