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Chamberlain, William

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1903-1966) US soldier, in the US army 1927-1946, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General. He was the author of two borderline sf novels set in the very Near Future, Red January (1964) and China Strike (1967), both featuring US pre-emptive strikes against the enemy – in the first case Cuba, about to blackmail the USA; and in the second China, on the verge of dropping a cobalt bomb on her. In each case, the enemies of democracy are defeated. [JC]

Brigadier General Edwin William Chamberlain

born Challis, Idaho: 30 August 1903

died El Paso, Texas: 1 May 1966


  • Red January (New York: Paperback Library, 1964) [pb/]
  • China Strike (Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1967) [pb/]


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