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Rossiter, Oscar

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of US physician and author Vernon Harold Skeels (1918-2007), who received his MD in 1949 and whose sf novel, Tetrasomy Two (1974), is set in a hospital where a seemingly helpless human vegetable turns out to be an Antihero, an amoral Superman preparing to eliminate the solar system in order to accumulate the energy necessary to tour the Galaxy. The Australian film Patrick (1978) directed by Richard Franklin, although its central figures ambitions are less cosmic, is based on a remarkably similar notion. [JC]

see also: Intelligence; Psi Powers.

Vernon Harold Skeels

born Kendrick, Idaho: 28 February 1918

died Seattle, Washington: 20 November 2007



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