Linette Paley (d. November 2, 1985) was an avant-garde composer best known for Suction Cups for Strings.
Paley suffered from depression and suicide tendencies. She disappeared from public in 1983 (2 months after the disappearance of Max Shea). Considering her character, the disappearance came not as a surprise, but New Frontiersman connected it with Shea's and other creative figures around the same time.
She was taken to the Veidt's island to work with other vanished people on a secret project. When a Pyramid Deliveries ship came to take them, Max Shea noted that even her was smiling. She was killed along the others who participated in the project.