When Gravity Fails

TitleWhen Gravity Fails
Year for Search1987
AuthorsEffinger, George Alec (1947-2002)
Date Published1987
PublisherArbor House
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Future dystopia of adventure and violence written as a mystery novel set in a future Middle East, which is the dominant area in a world where both the Western countries and the Soviet Union have broken up into smaller units. The novel has been called cyberpunk because people plug modules, known as “moddies”, into their brains to become whoever they want. The sequels A Fire in the Sun. New York: Doubleday, 1989, The Exile Kiss. New York: Doubleday, 1991 have the same setting, as do some of the stories in a posthumous collection Budayeen Nights. Urbana, IL: Golden Gryphon, 2003.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Bantam Books, 1988Collector’s Edition illus. Mark Maxwell and with an “Introduction” by James Gunn (v-ix). Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1993.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1947-2002)

Full Text

1987 Effinger, George Alec (1947-2002). When Gravity Fails. New York: Arbor House. Rpt. New York: Bantam Books, 1988. Collector’s Edition illus. Mark Maxwell and with an “Introduction” by James Gunn (v-ix) [Rpt. in Gunn, Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013), 79-82]. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1993. MoU-St, O, PSt

Future dystopia of adventure and violence written as a mystery novel set in a future Middle East, which is the dominant area in a world where both the Western countries and the Soviet Union have broken up into smaller units. The novel has been called cyberpunk because people plug modules, known as “moddies”, into their brains to become whoever they want. The sequels A Fire in the Sun. New York: Doubleday, 1989, The Exile Kiss. New York: Doubleday, 1991 have the same setting, as do some of the stories in a posthumous collection Budayeen Nights. Urbana, IL: Golden Gryphon, 2003.