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(1935- ) US author who sometimes publishes her nonfiction as Dale Bick Carlson; her work is primarily designed for Young Adult audiences, like the Jenny Dean sequence of juvenile mysteries beginning with The Mystery of the Shining Children (1983) and ending with The Secret of the Invisible City (1984). Some of her earlier singletons are of stronger sf interest, such as Frankenstein: The Immortal Story of a Monster Created by a Young Scientist Hoping to Be a Benefactor (1968), or The Human Apes (1972), in which three young protagonists discover in Africa a race of apes (see Apes as Human) whose Technology and civilization in general have far outstripped Homo sapiens. Carlson's work is lively, and consistently displays a loving-kindness about the natural world. [JC]
born New York: 24 May 1935
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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