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Charles Platt Biography

(1945– ), Garbage World, The City Dwellers, Twilight of the City, Silicon Man, Dream Makers

British science fictionwriter, born in Hertfordshire. His best novels, Garbage World (1967), The City Dwellers (1971; much revised in 1977 as Twilight of the City), and Silicon Man (1991), are sharp, anti-heroic, and satirical, qualities which have also characterized his polemical essays on science fiction. The interviews assembled in Dream Makers (1980) and Dream Makers II (1983) are perhaps the best ever conducted of a group of science fiction writers. Platt was involved with New Worlds magazine, and edited or co-edited its various incarnations from 1970 to 1974.

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