Knebel, Fletcher

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(1911-1993) US journalist and author, most of whose books are political thrillers, often hovering at the edge of sf. Three of these tales are of particular interest: Seven Days in May (1962) with Charles W Bailey – later filmed as Seven Days in May (1964), directed by John Frankenheimer – describes an attempted military coup in the USA; Night of Camp David (1965) tells of a Near-Future President of the USA who goes mad and almost destroys the country; and in Trespass (1969), set in 1973, a black activist group takes over white properties and upsets the FBI. [JC/PN]

Fletcher Knebel

born Dayton, Ohio: 1 October 1911

died Honolulu, Hawaii: 26 February 1993

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