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Thompson, Harlan

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(1894-1987) US author, mostly of juvenile westerns that generally involved young boys and horses, some written as by Stephen Holt; he was President of the writers' organisation PEN for a time in the 1950s. He is of sf interest for Silent Running (1972), the official novelization of the film Silent Running (1972), which deals with a Ruined Earth after Disaster in the form of a botanical plague has destroyed nearly all Earth's flora. The novel quietly patches some plot holes in the film's script. [GSt]

Harlan H Thompson

born Brewster, Kansas: 25 December 1894

died Pasadena, California: 9 October 1987

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