US writer best known for his many historical novels. Central Passage (1962) is set after a nuclear HOLOCAUST has demolished the Isthmus of Panama, set the oceans astir and initiated a new ice age, whose escalation is averted through a successful attempt to block the Isthmus again. In the meantime, atomic radiation has caused mutations, resulting in a breed of SUPERMEN destined to inherit the Earth.

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