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Gibson, Edward

(1936-    ) US Skylab astronaut whose sf novel, Reach (1989), set in the more remote Near Future, argues for a continuation of the space programme via the story of an expedition sent to discover the nature of an Alien lifeform. This proves unfriendly; but the case for human exploration of our potential domain is presented with commendable clarity. In the Wrong Hands (1992), set on the twenty-first-century Moon, describes a Genetic Engineering initiative gone awry, due to the rather old-fashioned lunacy of the Mad Scientist involved. [JC]

Edward George Gibson

born Buffalo, New York: 8 November 1936



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 17:38 pm on 27 January 2022.