(Peter) Mark Adlard Biography

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Mark Adlard is one of the most curious science-fiction writers to emerge in Britain during the New Wave period. While his major themes--the dehumanizing effects of automation, the entropic decadence of untrammeled leisure, the plight (and blight) of urban life--echoed those of major New Wave writers such as J. G. Ballard and M. John Harrison, Adlard never published in New Worlds and, generally speaking, was never associated, either socially or by critical reputation, with the New Wave movement. Moreover, unlike the many New Wave writers who produced substantial bodies of work within the genre during the 1960s and 1970s before moving on to the writing of celebrated mainstream fiction in the 1980s (such as Ballard, Michael Moorcock, and Christopher Priest), Adlard wrote only the "Tcity trilogy" in the early 1970s--consisting of Interface (1971), Volteface (1972), and Multiface (1975)--and, at the end of the decade, brought out an obscure historical...

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