Entry updated 9 January 2020. Tagged: Author.
(1903-1991) US screenwriter and author, active in Hollywood from the early 1930s and best known as a writer for the effectively erotized, soon-filmed Western Duel in the Sun (1944); he is of sf interest for The Titan Game (1989), a Technothriller set in the very Near Future; the tale's protagonist, unwilling inheritor of his father's Weapons industry, becomes embroiled in intrigue and violence as the killer Robot his father had created becomes increasingly desired by "defense" industries on all sides. [JC]
born New York: 26 April 1903
died San Francisco, California: 25 August 1991
works (highly selected)
- The Titan Game (New York: Random House, 1989) [hb/]
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