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Schoonover, Lawrence

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1906-1980) US author best known for his many historical novels. Central Passage (1962) is set after a nuclear Holocaust has demolished the Isthmus of Panama, setting the oceans astir and initiating a convulsive spasm of Climate Change with a new ice age threatened; its escalation is averted through a successful attempt to block the Isthmus again. In the meantime, Post-Holocaust atomic radiation has caused radical mutations (see Mutants), resulting in a breed of Supermen destined to inherit the Earth. [JC]

Lawrence Lovell Schoonover

born Anamosa, Iowa: 6 March 1906

died Mineola, New York: 8 January 1980



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