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Harrington, Alan

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(1919-1997) US author, author of The Revelations of Dr Modesto (1955), a novel of ideas about a system called Centralism which brings too much luck, and The Immortalist (1969), an unfictionalized Utopia which describes a world free of death. His sf novel, Paradise 1 (1977), set in the twenty-first century, also tells of potential Immortality and of a continuing struggle to wrest humanity free of its contract with death. [JC]

Alan Harrington

born Newton, Massachusetts: 16 January 1919

died Tucson, Arizona: 23 May 1997



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