(1917-1986) US scientist and author whose nonfiction The Challenge of Man's Future (1954) combines demographical, ecological and energy concerns in a pioneering work of great admonitory influence. His sf novel, The Cassiopeia Affair (1968) with Chloe Zerwick, treats fictionally the same problems through a story about a possibly bogus message from the stars that may keep mankind from destroying itself in a terminal conflagration. [JC]
see also: SETI.
Harrison Scott Brown
born Sheridan, Wyoming: 26 September 1917
died Albuquerque, New Mexico: 8 December 1986
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