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(1925-2013) US astronaut, second American to orbit the Earth, US Navy aquanaut, and author of several nonfiction books. His Technothriller, The Steel Albatross (1991), features a very Near Future conflict Under the Sea between America and the Soviets (thus very near future indeed), involving Weapons capable of devastating the planet; the titular US super-stealth submarine plays a central role, and reappears in the follow-up adventure Deep Flight (1994). [JC/DRL]
born Boulder, Colorado: 1 May 1925
died Denver, Colorado: 10 October 2013
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 07:24 am on 1 April 2023.