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Heine, William C

Entry updated 28 December 2020. Tagged: Author.

(1919-1991) Canadian journalist, editor-in-chief 1967-1984 of The London Free Press (London, Ontario), and author in whose Near-Future novel The Last Canadian (1974; vt Death Wind 1976; vt The Last American 1986) the survivor of a devastating Pandemic flees northwards into ice and snow; it was later filmed, under yet another title, as The Patriot (1998). [JC]

William Colbourne Heine

born Saint John, New Brunswick: 21 November 1919

died London, Ontario: 1 October 1991


  • The Last Canadian (Markham, Ontario: Simon and Schuster of Canada, 1974) [pb/]
    • Death Wind (New York: Death Wind, 1976) [vt of the above: pb/]
    • The Last American (Markham, Ontario: Paperjacks, 1986) [vt of the above: pb/]


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