Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1929- ) US author best known for nonfantastic novels, some set in Japan. The Butterfly Revolution (1961), which is of sf interest, describes the almost instantaneous Dystopian tyranny created when a group of children "trapped" in a holiday camp take it over, a Satirical vision of an unhinged America which climaxes in the savage lynching of a Black camper (see Race in SF). The Butterfly Revolution was severely modified in the film version, Summer Camp Nightmare (1987). The House at Akiya (1963) is a ghost story; Mr Three (1964) is a Technothriller whose undercover agent protagonist uses advanced Weapons to combat his foes. [JC]
born Portland, Oregon: 1929
- The Butterfly Revolution (London: Peter Owen, 1961) [hb/F Lambert]
- The House at Akiya (London: Peter Owen, 1963) [hb/F Lambert]
- Mr Three (London: Peter Owen, 1964) [hb/Keith Cunningham]
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