Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1920-2004) UK author, in Canada from 1947, best known for heavily researched novels, like Hotel (1965) and Airport (1968), where an insider intimacy adds frisson to numerous crises; of sf interest is In High Places (1962), a Near Future tale whose focus of intimacy is (uncommonly) the Canadian federal government, and upon the Prime Minister's response to a nuclear war. [JC]
born Luton, Bedfordshire: 5 April 1920
died Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, Bahamas: 24 November 2004
- In High Places (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1962) [hb/]
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