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Wayman, Tony Russell

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1929-?2005) UK-born journalist, scriptwriter and author who spent some years in Singapore, where he was actively involved in film-making; in the US since 1963. He began writing sf with the Dreamhouse sequence – World of the Sleeper (1967 dos) and Ads Infinitum (Being a Second Tale from the Dreamhouse) (1971) – which tells two associated tales. The first features a man from a 1994 dominated by Virtual Reality who transports himself, via an Invention that makes his dreams real, into another, preferable world, one rather resembling Malaya, the basic plot having originally been the script for a Malayan film. The second tale uses the same invention to place a similar character in a Game-World-like fantasy environment, Commercialand. Dunes of Pradai (1971), a complex Planetary Romance of some speculative interest,in which the peaceful planet Pradai is threatened by a coterie of Earthmen armed with an ancient nuclear Weapon; the tale is somewhat stifled by Wayman's sometimes congested style. [JC]

Anthony Russell Wayman

born Branksome, Dorset: 3 March 1929

died Placerville, California: ?2005

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