George Alec Effinger [1947-]

George was born January 10th, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of George Paul Effinger and Ruth Uray.

He attended Yale University in 1965 and 1969, and New York University in 1968.

He has sometimes contributed to sci-fi magazines under a pseudo-name, and long ago wrote a series of pulp novels for The Planet of the Apes (from 1974-1976). Critics see his (worthwhile) fiction as experimental along the lines of Borges, Pynchon, Barthleme, and Coover.

He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Over the past two decades George Alec Effinger's novels and stories have won him a well-deserved reputation as one of science fiction's most consistently imaginative and innovative authors. He is regularly nominated for the field's highest awards, and received both the Hugo and the Nebula awards for his acclaimed novelette Schr–dinger's Kitten. Effinger lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is at work on a new novel feturing Marid Audran.

[Taken from The Exile Kiss, 1991]