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Dunn, Katherine

(1945-2016) US author, teacher and radio personality whose third novel, Geek Love (1989), is a densely told tale of a family which breeds its own circus freaks through a kind of Genetic Engineering; in the end the book reads, however, not primarily as sf (see Equipoise), but as an extremely expert Fabulation on the primordial theme of the family romance. Dunn's novel should not be confused with The Geek (1969) by Alice Louise Ramirez, which is narrated by a chicken. [JC]

Katherine Karen Dunn

born Garden City, Kansas: 24 October 1945

died Portland, Oregon: 11 May 2016



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 16:39 pm on 6 December 2021.