(July 21, 1944 - March 16, 2006) USA
SF author, attorney
David Feintuch was born in Yonkers, New York City, New York. He was a science fiction and fantasy author and attorney.
The Seafort Saga is a military space opera series revolving around the character Nicholas Seafort, an officer in the UNNS. The books are set in a future human society that is largely dominated by unified Christianity. The main protagonist is a naval officer who strives always to do his duty, both to the navy and to his God, at great personal cost. The series and main character are inspired by C. S. Forester's novels about Horatio Hornblower.
Shortly before his death, the author announced on his website that an eighth book, Galahad's Hope , had been completed and was in the publication stage; its current status is unknown. Books in the Seafort Saga have been translated into Russian, German, Japanese, Spanish and Czech.
Feintuch was the 1996 winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. He wrote one major science fiction series, the Seafort Saga , and a fantasy series, Rodrigo of Caledon . Feintuch's literary works have been recognized and highlighted at Michigan State University in their Michigan Writers Series.
He died of a heart attack in Mason, Michigan, aged 61.
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