David Guy Compton was born in London in 1930. In 1968, his critically acclaimed novel Synthajoy introduced his work to American readers. In the years that followed, a dozen or so well-received novels appeared — among them Ascendancies, Nomansland, and Justice City — and in 2007 the Science Fiction Writers of America granted him author emeritus status. His 1974 novel, The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, was filmed as Death Watch by the French director Bertrand Tavernier in 1980. Compton lives in the United States now, in Maine, where he is active in the assisted suicide movement and currently does freelance condensation work for Reader’s Digest Australia.
D. G. Compton, Authenticity, and Privacy
Anna Clark on D.G. Compton’s "The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe."...