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Brinkley, William

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1917-1993) US author, best known for Don't Go Near the Water (1956), book and film; in his only sf tale, The Last Ship (1988), is set in a Post-Holocaust world in which, seemingly, only one naval destroyer survives, though a Russian submarine is soon discovered, and then an Island, where the beleaguered (but modestly concupiscent) Captain must arrange for the men and women under his command to propagate the race again. [JC]

William Clark Brinkley

born Custer, Oklahoma: 10 September 1917

died McAllen, Texas: 22 November 1993

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