Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt

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(1901-1962) US journalist, screenwriter and author, active in the first capacity from 1923, and in the second capacity between 1929 and 1963; of his novels, One of Our H Bombs Is Missing (1955) is of sf interest for its exploitation of very Near Future Cold War tensions in the story of a group of pilots who go rogue, steal a nuclear bomb, and attempt to bring about the End of the World. Inter alia, a narrative of military Paranoia in high places deftly unfolds, mildly previsioning the scabrous exorbitance of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963) directed by Stanley Kubrick. [JC]

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan

born St Louis, Missouri: 23 September 1901

died Hidden Valley, California: 30 June 1962

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