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Norden, Eric

Entry updated 19 February 2024. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) US journalist and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Primal Solution" in Cavalier for January 1968, in which a Jewish scientist develops mental Time Travel, inhabits the mind of Hitler and tries to get him to commit Suicide – unsuccessfully, creating instead within Hitler his hatred for Jews. Norden assembled his short work, including this story, in Starsongs and Unicorns: Journeys Through Time and Space (coll 1978). His novel, The Ultimate Solution (1973), depicts a Nazi-dominated New York (see Hitler Wins), a state of affairs made possible by the assassination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, as a consequence of which America remained too long a noncombatant in World War Two. After the genocidal murder of all Jews in America (see Holocaust Fiction), with body parts from various camps becoming collectors' items, Slavery has been institutionalized for Slavs and Blacks. At novel's end, Japan and Germany are about to plunge themselves into World War Three.

Norden also conducted a number of Interviews for Playboy, where his interview subjects included Stanley Kubrick (September 1968 Playboy), Gore Vidal (June 1969 Playboy) and Stephen King (June 1983 Playboy). [JC/MA/DRL]

Eric Norden




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