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Brooks-Dalton, Lily

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, Good Morning, Midnight (2016), depicts a Near Future that may have been brought to silence by a Disaster, though none is specified. The main protagonist, an astronomer entering old age on Earth, seems convinced at points that he is the Last Man left, though he is soon involved in keeping a small girl alive in his abandoned observatory. Seemingly at the same point in time, the crew of an exploratory Spaceship, having evaluated the possibility of inhabiting a planet discovered decades earlier by the astronomer, are en route back to Earth with news, but must be warned of the doom that seems to have befallen the planet. The novel was filmed as The Midnight Sky (2020) directed by George Clooney. [JC]

Lily Brooks-Dalton

born Vermont

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