COOK, Robin
   1. Working name of UK writer Robert William Arthur Cook (1931-1994), resident for some years in France (in order, he intimated, to put distance between himself and gangland acquaintances) before returning to the UK a year or so before his death . He wrote thrillers as Derek Raymond, a name he began to use when his career was flagging and his own name was eclipsed by 2. His last novel as RC, A State of Denmark, or A Warning to the Incurious (1970), is a savage and scatological depiction of a NEAR FUTURE welfare DYSTOPIA in the UK.
   2. (1940-) US writer of medical horror thrillers whose premises are often extracted from sf. His best-known novel is his first, Coma (1977), filmed as COMA (1978) by his medical- HORROR confrere Michael CRICHTON. Others include Brain (1981), Fever (1982), Godplayer (1983), Mindbend (1985), Outbreak (1987), Mortal Fear (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent(1990) and Terminal (1993).
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  • Cook, Robin Finlayson — ▪ 1997       Once a left wing socialist who believed that Great Britain should abandon nuclear weapons and leave NATO, Robin Cook had turned by 1996 into one of the key allies of Tony Blair, the reform minded leader of Britain s Labour Party. Not …   Universalium

  • Robin Cook (American novelist) — Robin Cook (novelist) redirects here. For the UK novelist, see Derek Raymond. Dr. Robin Cook Robin Cook in Warsaw (2008) Born May 4, 1940 (1940 05 04) …   Wikipedia

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  • Robin Cook (ecrivain britannique) — Robin Cook (écrivain britannique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robin Cook. Robin Cook Autres noms Derek Raymond Activité(s) romancier Naissance 12 juin 1931 Décès …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Robin Cook (ecrivain americain) — Robin Cook (écrivain américain) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robin Cook. Robin Cook (né le 4 mai 1940 à New York) est un écrivain américain. Ses romans ont pour thème le milieu médical. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Robin cook (écrivain américain) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robin Cook. Robin Cook (né le 4 mai 1940 à New York) est un écrivain américain. Ses romans ont pour thème le milieu médical. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Robin Cook — [Robin Cook] (1946–2005) a British ↑Labour politician. He became a ↑Member of Parliament in 1983 and held several positions in the Labour ↑Shadow Cabinet before becoming ↑Foreign Secretary …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Robin Cook (novelist) — ] Dr. Cook has been remarked to have an uncanny ability to anticipate national controversy. In an interview with Dr.Cook, Stephen McDonald talked to him about his novel Shock ; Cook admits the timing of Shock was fortuitous. I suppose that you… …   Wikipedia

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