Working name of US writer Sidney Aaron Chayefsky (1923-1981), most famous for his work as a tv dramatist; Marty (produced 1953) marks for many a culmination (and a sign of the passing) of the Golden Age of US tv drama. The Tenth Man (theatrical production, 1959) was a Dybbuk fantasy. His sf novel, Altered States (1978) (METAPHYSICS), propounds the highly dubious Lamarckian concept (EVOLUTION; PSEUDO-SCIENCE) that a person's altered consciousness would alter her/his genetic makeup, in this case re-invoking an inward primordial being (see also APES AND CAVEMEN); it was filmed in 1980 as ALTERED STATES.
   See also: DEVOLUTION.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Chayefsky, Paddy — orig. Sidney Chayefsky born Jan. 29, 1923, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 1, 1981, New York City U.S. playwright. He wrote his first full length television play in 1952, and his work became prominent in the early flowering of television drama.… …   Universalium

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