Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of German-born author and translator Peter Edler (1934- ), in Canada 1953-1960, in the USA 1960-1981, subsequently in Sweden. In his first work in English, The Dooming Eye (1978) under his real name, the eponymous eye grants the usual kind of intrusive powers to those who use it. Much more ambitiously, Saucer Hill (1979) as by Paul Adler, set in a polluted Near Future California (see Ecology), is a Satire on Religion. Jesus returns but is unable to convince the American legal system that each individual should judge his own guilt or innocence; the imprisoned protagonist continues to long for his long-lost lover, who had been abducted by Aliens in a flying saucer (see UFOs). The existence of a reputed further novel, If I Married Hitler's Daughter (2002) as by Jason Rand, has not been confirmed. [JC]
born Berlin: 19 December 1934
- The Dooming Eye (New York: The Smith, 1978) as Peter Edler [pb/Iskowitz]
- Saucer Hill (New York: Avon Books, 1979) as by Paul Adler [pb/Clyde Caldwell]
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