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Wludyka, Peter

Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1942-    ) US academic and author whose The Past Is Another Country (1988; vt USSA: The Past is Another Country: A Novel of Alternate History 2010) describes an America, 143 years after a Russian invasion, in which thought-control is almost complete. The young protagonist discovers some of the truth about Christ and the disappeared city of New York, but only at great cost. Unfortunately for the book, the basic premise which clearly the novel was created to espouse – that mutual disarmament was a Russian trick to gull pacifistic Americans – very soon became dated. Wludyka has subsequently made his position on this sort of issue, which to the right of the Republican party, clear in nonfiction pieces. The Myth of Death (2005) describes Cloning in 2040 and later, focusing on vigilante attempts to suppress the practice. [JC]

Peter S Wludyka

born USA: 16 March 1942

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