ECKERT, Allan W(esley)

ECKERT, Allan W(esley)
   US writer, mainly of works of natural history, for which he has five times been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His sf novel, The HAB Theory (1976), is based on the neo-Velikovskian idea of poleshift (PESUDO-SCIENCE; Immanuel VELIKOVSKY): lay theoreticians realize that the Earth is about to flip over on its axis with the obvious catastrophic consequences, but of course the ivory-tower bastions of Orthodox Science refuse to listen. The HOLOCAUST duly afflicts an underprepared humanity. The Mesmerian Annals - The Dark Green Tunnel (1984) and The Wand (1986) - are juvenile fantasies.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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