Suzette Haden Elgin

Suzette Haden Elgin

November 18, 1936 – January 27, 2015

Suzette Haden Elgin (born Patricia Anne Wilkins; November 18, 1936 – January 27, 2015) was an American science fiction author and linguist. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Her best-known non-fiction includes the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.