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Coon, Horace C

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1897-1961) US author, usually of nonfiction on cultural and political and business issues, in whose 43,000 Years Later (1958) Aliens come to a Ruined Earth, become intrigued by the civilization that had destroyed itself 43,000 years before (see Ruins and Futurity), and, through records, explore the twentieth-century world to Satirical effect. They spend much of their time in New York, where at one point the dramatic fate of the Statue of Liberty is re-visioned by the visitors, who eventually discover that civilization had been brought to an end through a second surprise attack by Japan, this time initiating World War Three. [JC]

Horace Campbell Coon

born East Orange, New Jersey: 5 August 1897

died 10 December 1961

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