Linette Paley (d. November 2, 1985) was an avant-garde composer best known for Suction Cups for Strings.
Paley suffered from depression and suicidal tendencies. She disappeared from the 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 she was smiling. She was killed along with the others who participated in the project.