[LMB] OF: Australian SF

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Oct 8 00:36:01 BST 2021


He wrote quite a bit of other stuff, too, including a near-future s/f whose name I have totally forgotten. It did feature a society where you could earn extra votes by this, that, or the other thing - very Komarran, that.
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Shute wrote _On the Beach_ about the world dying after a nuclear war.

I'm a bit vague of the details of that book because nuclear war
apocalypses are no longer my idea of leisure reading.

Alayne

On Thu, 7 Oct 2021, Elizabeth Holden wrote:

> Pat Mathews:
>
>> To go way, way back, there's Australian writer Nevil Shute, who might
> have been a contemporary > of Heinlein, or even earlier.
>
> I read some of  his books, and loved them. Always planned to read more. But
> I don't remember them as being SF. What SF did he write?
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
>

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