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Mannes, Marya

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1904-1990) US author, features editor and journalist, often on Feminist themes. Her first novel, Message from a Stranger (1948), is an afterlife fantasy. In her sf Satire They (1968), the USA is taken over by the under-30s, who determine that everyone must retire by the age of 50, live in segregated Keeps, and undergo euthanasia by the age of 65. [JC/PN]

Marya Mannes

born New York: 14 November 1904

died San Francisco, California: 13 September 1990


  • Message from a Stranger (New York: The Viking Press, 1948) [hb/Robert Hallock]
  • They (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1968) [hb/Alex Gotfryd]


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