Ertz, Susan

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(1887-1985) UK author of popular novels, very probably pseudonymous, active for much of the century and perhaps now most famous for one quote from her novel Anger in the Sky (1943): "Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." Her sf novel, Woman Alive (1935), flips the more usual last-man-alive theme (see Last Man) in a story of the last woman alive, after all other females have died of a post-war plague in 1985. [JC]

Susan Ertz

born Walton-on-Thames, Surrey: 13 February 1887 [1894 often wrongly given]

died 11 April 1985

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