Williams, Ralph

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(1914-1959) Working name of Ralph William Slone, US author of some half a dozen stories published in Astounding from 1940 to 1958. "Business as Usual, During Alterations" (July 1958 Astounding) deals optimistically with the Economics of free commodities made available by Matter Duplication, suggesting that this Technology – initially introduced by devious Aliens to disrupt world society – would simply flip America from an economy based on scarcity to an almost indistinguishable mirror-image system of abundance and copious easy credit. [DRL]

Ralph William Slone

born Effingham, Illinois: 24 February 1914

died Kachemak Bay, Alaska: 1959 [drowned at sea]

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