Harrison, Craig

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(1942-    ) UK-born playwright and author, in New Zealand from 1966, whose work embodies consistently anti-racist themes. Broken October, New Zealand, 1985 (1976) posits political terrorism and racial conflict involving Maoris, which generates a US-backed military takeover. In The Quiet Earth (1981), filmed as The Quiet Earth (1985), a Genetic-Engineering disaster depopulates the planet. The insane protagonist realizes, in a moment of Conceptual Breakthrough that vindicates his Paranoia, that he has caused the Disaster. Days of Starlight (1988) pits scientists against the US military after a holographic recorder of Earth's history is discovered. Technically excellent, Harrison's work is sometimes uninvolving. [MMacL]

Craig Harrison

born Leeds, West Yorkshire: 1942

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