Jack Womack

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Jack Womack (2008)

Jack Womack (born January 8, 1956) is an American author of fiction and speculative fiction.

Womack was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and now lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. "Yeah, I was in Kentucky. Lived there till I was 21, moved up here, and I've lived in my present apartment for 32 years in April."

Womack's fiction may be determinedly non-cyber, but, with its commitment to using SF as a vehicle for social critique, it definitely has a punky edge. William Gibson once said that he thought he was more interested in basic economics and politics than the average blue sky SF writer. That counts double for Womack, whose fiction is packed with grimly amusing social satire and powerful little allegories exploring urban breakdown, class war and racial tensions.

— Jim McClellan (from an interview with Jack Womack, 1995)[1]


"Dryco" series, in order of the series timeline:[2]

  • Random Acts of Senseless Violence (1995) ISBN 0-246-13850-5
  • Heathern (1990) ISBN 0-8021-3563-3
  • Ambient (1987) ISBN 0-8021-3494-7
  • Terraplane (1988) ISBN 0-8021-3562-5
  • Elvissey (1993) ISBN 0-8021-3495-5 (Philip K. Dick Award, 1993)
  • Going, Going, Gone (2000) ISBN 0-8021-3866-7

Other novels:

Short stories:



  1. ^ Jim McClellan 1995 interview with Jack Womack (Archived 1999-02-10 at the Wayback Machine), retrieved April 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "William Gibson Board post by Jack Womack". Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2004.

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