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Jackson, Basil

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1920-    ) Welsh-born author, in Canada from 1948, who specialized in Technothrillers set either at the edge of the present, or in the very Near Future, beginning with Epicenter (1971), where Toronto is threatened by a very bad leak of radioactive material. Rage Under the Arctic (1974) concentrates on a sabotaged nuclear tanker submarine; in The Night Manhattan Burned (1979), Manhattan (see New York) is rammed by a supertanker full of explosive gas. Other tales, like Supersonic (1975) and Spill! (1979), hover just short of the fantastic. [JC]

Basil Jackson

born Swansea, Wales: 3 April 1920

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