ELLIOTT, Sumner Locke
(1917-1991)
   Australian-born playwright, tv scriptwriter and novelist, resident in the USA from 1948, becoming a US citizen. Several of his novels, many of which have Australian settings, have been televised. His novel Fairyland (1988) is about growing up gay in Australia. His only sf is Going (1975), about life and love in a slightly DYSTOPIAN future in which euthanasia at age 65 is compulsory. The heroine, close to this age, reflects on her life.
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