George Alec Effinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio January 10, 1947, and died April 27, 2002 . His writing career started with attendance at the Clarion Workshop in 1970, and his first publication in 1971. His first novel was a Nebula award nominee. He received a Nebula award and Hugo Award for best novelette, for Schroedinger’s Kitten. John K. Diomede was a pseudonym.
From the guide to the Inventory of the George Alec Effinger/John K. Diomede Collection: SCI FI MSS 00187., n.a., (Cushing Memorial Library)