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Puzo, Mario

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1920-1999) US author, best known for The Godfather (1969); he is of sf interest for The Fourth K (1990), a Near Future political thriller in which President Francis Xavier Kennedy takes the opportunity of the partial destruction of Manhattan (see New York) by Islamic terrorists to introduce authoritarian measures, ostensibly in order to save America. Puzo also co-wrote the screenplays for Earthquake (1974), Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980). [JC]

Mario Puzo

born New York: 15 October 1920

died Bay Shore, New York: 2 July 1999


  • The Fourth K (New York: Random House, 1990) [hb/nonpictorial]


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