ELTON, Ben


ELTON, Ben
   Working name of UK tv comedian, playwright and novelist Benjamin Charles Elton (1959-), well known for the contumely of his stand-up verbal SATIRE. His first sf novel, Stark (1989), is set in a NEAR FUTURE Australia threatened by a typical late-20th-century entrepreneur, and by the END OF THE WORLD through POLLUTION, which the industrialists responsible hope to evade by leaving the planet to its victims - us. In "Gasping: the Play" (1990), a UK corporation, after oxygen is privatized, sells "designer air." Gridlock (1991) less successfully dramatizes a sudden UK-wide traffic jam; This Other Eden (1993), also set in the near future, tends to recapitulate earlier themes.
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   See also: TRANSPORTATION.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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