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Vorhies, John R

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1920-1993) US author in whose Near-Future sf Satire, Pre-Empt (1967; vt The Nathan Hale 1968), a nuclear-submarine captain enforces world peace by dropping a few demonstration missiles on the USA and USSR, generating mockable confusion. Despite the fervent advocacy of right-wingers, America does not in fact opt for a pre-emptive strike. [JC]

John Royal Harris Vorhies

born Dallas, Texas: 25 March 1920

died Dallas, Texas: 6 April 1993

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