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Cook, Kenneth

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1929-1987) Australian author of Play Little Victims (1978 chap), a Satire depicting a world inherited by rational mice after 2000, who attempt to control mouse Overpopulation by literally applying texts left by an extinct humanity, on the apprehension that all human activities – including War, famine, genocide and the automobile – were introduced in order to reduce human population. The tale hovers (see Equipoise) between sf and fantasy. [JC]

Kenneth Cook

born Lakemba, New South Wales: 5 May 1929

died Narromine, New South Wales: 18 April 1987


  • Play Little Victims (Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales: Pergamon Press, 1978) [chap: illus/hb/Megan Gressor]


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