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Gray, Curme

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(1910-1980) US author in whose complex sf novel Murder in Millennium VI (1951) a homicide case shakes a matriarchal Dystopia thousands of years hence into the near Far Future – murder being inexplicable to the inhabitants of this world. The focus of interest in the novel is the gradual unveiling of the fact that a slow transition – not back to patriarchy but to some synthesis – is under way. There is a detailed analysis in In Search of Wonder (coll 1956; exp 1967; exp 1996) by Damon Knight, the admiring tone of which has not been universally shared, but which seems increasingly colourable. [JC]

Curme Gray

born Indiana: 6 June 1910

died Denver, Colorado: 30 April 1980



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