McCann, Edson

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Pseudonym used by Frederik Pohl and Lester del Rey on the novel Preferred Risk (June-September 1955 Galaxy; 1955), hurriedly written for a Galaxy Science Fiction novel competition because no acceptable submission had been received. Cast in the same mould as Pohl's and C M Kornbluth's The Space Merchants (July-August 1952 Galaxy as "Gravy Planet"; 1953), it features a world dominated by insurance companies. [BS]

see also: Satire.

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