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O'Neal, James

Pseudonym of US law officer and author James O Born (1960-    ), who writes nonfantastic thrillers under his own name. As O'Neal, his Tom Wilner sequence, set in a partially uninhabitable Ruined Earth America after World War Three and associated Disasters, is of sf interest. In the first instalment, The Human Disguise (2009), the noir detective Wilner, who works in the Miami Quarantine Zone, a Keep it is very difficult to escape, discovers that Earth may have been ruled for aeons by two sets of Secret Masters. The second volume, The Double Human (2010), applies further Equipoisal torque with some ingenuity to the investigation of a serial killer, probably not human, who is haunting Miami. [JC]

James O Born

born Florida: 1960



Tom Wilner


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 15:59 pm on 23 May 2022.