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Masters, Dexter

(1908-1989) US editor and author, mostly resident in the UK in later life (due to McCarthyite persecution in the 1950s), whose only sf novel was The Cloud Chamber (1971), in which World War Three drives the nations of the world Underground. As an editor, he is significant for One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb (anth 1946 chap) with Katherine May, in which several significant scientists – including members of the Manhattan Project – suggested controversially that in order for humanity to survive the new era of Nuclear Energy a world state would be required. [JC]

Dexter Wright Masters

born Springfield, Illinois: 1908

died Springfield, Illinois: 5 January 1989



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 01:07 am on 30 June 2022.