S. P. Somtow (born 1952) is a Thai and American musical composer. He is also a science fiction, fantasy, and horror author writing in English. Somtow has both Thai and American citizenship.
As a science fiction writer, he is known for several series, among which are Mallworld, Inquestor, and Aquila. He was first published as Somtow Sucharitkul in the late 1970s in the pages of Asimov's and Analog science fiction magazines, and wrote several stories and novels under that name before changing his byline to S. P. Somtow for personal reasons.
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