Cole, Burt

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Pseudonym of US author Thomas Dixon (1930-    ), best known as the author of The Funco File (1969), in which a world-dominating Computer is pitted against anarchic opposing forces; eccentric and initially useless-seeming Psi Powers are deployed. His other titles of genre interest are Subi: The Volcano (1957), a savage Near Future tale set in an Asia dominated by a Future War much like that in Vietnam a decade later; Blood Knot (1980), another Near Future tale, in this case predicting the breakdown of American society and a looming civil war; and The Quick (1989), an extremely expert and iconoclastic exercise in Military SF, featuring a hero whose Paranoia about reality manipulation is justified. [JC]

Thomas Dixon

born Lambertville, New Jersey: 30 May 1930



  • Subi: The Volcano (New York: Macmillan, 1957) [hb/]
  • The Funco File (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1969) [hb/Milton Glaser]
  • Blood Knot (New York: St Martin's Press, 1980) [hb/]
  • The Quick (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1989) [hb/Teresa Bonner]


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