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Taylor, Robert Lewis

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(1912-1998) US author, often of Humour, best known for the nonfantastic The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1959), which won a Pulitzer Price; in his sf novel, Adrift in a Boneyard (1947), the few survivors of a mysterious Disaster come, after long travel through the ruins of New York in the mode of the Last Man tale, to a peaceful Island where they must decide, in terms both farcical and serene, what it will now mean to be human. [JC]

Robert Lewis Taylor

born Carbondale, Illinois: 24 September 1912

died Southbury, Connecticut: 30 September 1998


  • Adrift in a Boneyard (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1947) [illus/hb/Saul Steinberg]


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