Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1918-1974) US author most famous for her first novel, Valley of the Dolls (1966); her only sf is the posthumous Yargo (1979), which, written in the 1950s, tells the tale of a young woman abducted by a UFO actually trying to kidnap Albert Einstein; she falls in love with Yargo, the ruler of the planet Yargo (see Exogamy), but is sent off on Planetary Romance adventures elsewhere after she becomes unendurable. [JC]
born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 20 August 1918
died New York: 21 September 1974
- Yargo (New York: Bantam Books, 1979) [pb/uncredited]
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