US writer, most of whose adult novels were Westerns, and who wrote in various modes for younger readers. The Missing Persons League (1976), set in a starving DYSTOPIAN USA, presents its young protagonist with the chance to find a better world. The Forever Formula (1979) is a strong sf tale in which a young man awakens from SUSPENDED ANIMATION to find himself torn between opposing factions: those who wish for his father's IMMORTALITY formula, to which he has the secret, and those who wish for normal mortality. Premonitions (1984) is a fantasy.

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