Lederer, William J

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(1912-2009) US soldier and author, most famous for a nonfantastic novel, The Ugly American (1958) with Eugene L Burdick. Of sf interest is Sarkhan (1965; vt The Deceptive American 1977) with Eugene L Burdick, a Near Future tale set in the fictional South-East Asian state of Sarkhan featured in The Ugly American, and now subject to Communist takeover. [JC]

William Julius Lederer Jr

born New York: 31 March 1912

died Baltimore, Maryland: 5 December 2009

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