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Tidyman, Ernest

Entry updated 24 August 2020. Tagged: Author.

(1928-1984) US journalist, author and screenwriter, author of the Shaft series of books about a Black detective, and of scripts for the Shaft movies, The French Connection (1971) and the supernatural Western High Plains Drifter (1973), among others. His sf novel, Absolute Zero (1971), is a Near-Future thriller whose protagonist becomes involved in Cryonics in an attempt to preserve his accidentally frozen dwarf parents. [JC]

Ernest Tidyman

born Cleveland, Ohio: 1 January 1928

died London: 14 July 1984

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