Bookweek Review

Computers in charge

INTELLIGENT COMPUTERS exiling hapless humans to a planet where memory is lost is the gist of the 1981 "The Wolves of Memory," a novella that leads off a science fiction collection of six more George Alec Effinger stories collected from magazines and books and gathered now as the Spring 2007 Golden Gryphon Press under $25 hardcover, A Thousand Deaths. The late New Orleans writer was a Hugo and Nebula contender with past works. His Planet D exiled character in the main tale, a failed science fiction writer, keeps a journal of his computer-generated disease. Truly a virus. A former writing student of Effinger's, Andrew Fox, offers the afterword with a foreword by Hugo Award-winning author Mike Resnick. Golden Gryphon's website is

Bookweek, September 24, 2007


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