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Page, Thomas

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1942-    ) US author whose first novel was The Hephaestus Plague (1973), filmed as Bug (1975), a tale which starts strongly, with vivid descriptions of the effect of an irruption from Underground of a new species of beetle capable of emitting fire, but which weakens when it begins to deal with a Scientist who becomes overfascinated with these beetles, which seem to comprise a Hive Mind. His later novels – The Spirit (1977), about the appearance of an ominous Bigfoot in northern Canada, Sigmet Active (1978), a Disaster novel, and The Man Who Would Not Die: An Unusual Ghost Story (1981) – were borderline sf. [JC]

Thomas Walker Page IV

born Washington, District of Columbia: 16 July 1942

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