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James, Dakota

Pseudonym used for his fiction by US academic Bernard Joseph James (1922-2010), whose sf novels Greenhouse: It Will Happen in 1997 (1984) and its sequel, Milwaukee the Beautiful (1987), are set in a Near Future Wisconsin gradually isolated from the rest of a balkanized America by the greenhouse effect (see Climate Change). In the first James riskily assumes that the effect will be gravely consequential by 1997; but the second, set in 2013, more agilely explores the implications of an Invasion of independent Milwaukee from a Latin America desperately trying to escape the effects of global warming. [JC]

Bernard Joseph James

born Fargo, North Dakota: 28 August 1922

died Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 9 September 2010





Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 01:23 am on 9 December 2022.