Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1935-1982) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Survivability" in Analog for May 1973 His first novel, Tornado Alley (1978), dramatizes Near-Future attempts to deal with very bad storms (see Weather Control). Fuzzy Bones (1981) is a continuation of H Beam Piper's Fuzzy series, quite successfully extracting from Piper's own texts material that needed development – though he did not see the subsequently discovered manuscript of Fuzzies and Other People (1984) – and exploring the origins of the Fuzzy race. [JC]
Orville William Tuning
born Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa: 21 June 1935
died Santa Barbara, California: 18 April 1982
- Tornado Alley (New York: Ace Books, 1978) [pb/David Alexander]
- Fuzzy Bones (New York: Ace Books, 1981) [tie to the Shared World: H Beam Piper's Fuzzy: pb/Michael Whelan]
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