Knott, William C

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(1927-2008) US teacher and author, who also wrote as by Bill J Carol, Taylor Evans and Bryan Swift; most of his novels are either sports stories or nonfantastic Westerns, some of the latter dark in tone. Of sf interest is Journey Across the Third Planet (1969), a Young Adult tale of First Contact told from the viewpoint of a young humanoid Alien forced to abandon his Starship and land on Earth. After travails, and after meeting a young human who shares his adventures, he undertakes a Fantastic Voyage from Minneapolis to Colorado, where rescue awaits him. The two young friends part. [JC]

William Cecil Knott

born Boston, Massachusetts: 7 August 1927

died Venice, Florida: 24 October 2008

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