BABER, Asa. American, b. 1936. Genres: Essays, Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey, teacher of English and theatre, 1963-66; University of Hawaii, Honolulu, tenured assistant professor of English, 1969-74; Playboy, Chicago, IL, contributing editor, 1978-; writer. Publications: The Land of a Million Elephants (novel), 1970; Goslings (musical), 1977; Tranquility Base and Other Stories, 1979; Naked at Gender Gap: A Man's View of the War between the Sexes (collected columns), 1992; Papageno and Other Stories, 1993. Died 2003.