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Ramo, Simon

(1913-2016) US engineer and author whose nonfiction includes Peacetime Uses of Outer Space (1961) and What's Wrong with Our Technological Society and How to Fix It (1983), in which he advocates nuclear disarmament and a society capable of controlling its own excesses. A similar philosophy is given Near Future fictional form in The Islands of E, Cono, and My: A Fable of a World Beset by Economic Problems from Which It Almost Escapes (1973) (see Economics), where visions of Utopia are beset by doubts. [JC]

Simon Ramo

born Salt Lake City, Utah: 7 May 1913

died Santa Monica, California: 27 June 2016




Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 16:51 pm on 23 May 2022.