Phillip C. Jennings (1946 - )
US writer whose two books, Tower in the Sky (1988)
and The Bug Life Chronicles
(coll. 1989) are set in a common future.
The Solar System is colonised by `bugs': human and `fictoid' personalities
transfered to machines. Freed from hormonal dependences, the bugs evolve new
psychologies and societies, often coming into conflict with the remaining
`wetbrain' humans around Earth. Others return to new bodies to encounter an
increasingly diverse human society.
Despite his overuse of current computer jargon, somewhat out of place in a
future setting, and rather inelegant style, his colourful ideas are coherent and
his stories competently plotted. There is also much fun to be had with fictoid
personalities borrowed from other SF.
- Other works
- His first short story was "Tagcaster's Doom"
- Future Societies, Computers, Space Travel.