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(1919-2010) US poet and author of the Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai sequence describing in fictionalized terms a pacific, agricultural, myth-driven Utopia, beginning with Red Shift: An Introduction to Nghsi-Altai (1977) with Peter Schumann and ending with Exile: Book IV of Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai (1978). From the Steam Room: A Satire of Global Perspective on the Financial Ruin of New York (1993) is a Near Future Satire set in a bankrupt New York; the tale is told in a tone of hallucinated dismay. It has been wrongly suggested that Nichols's full name is Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols Jr, and that he is the son of Robert Nichols (see above). [JC]
born Worcester, Massachusetts: 15 July 1919
died Thetford, Vermont: 14 October 2010
Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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