Portnoy, Howard N

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(1946-    ) US author and teacher whose Hot Rain (1977) seems to start off as a Horror fantasy about apparently supernatural bolts of lightning. Eventually, however, a ludicrous pseudoscientific explanation (see Scientific Errors) is found in a secret military project. [JC]

see also: Weather Control.

Howard N Portnoy

born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 10 September 1946



  • Hot Rain (New York: Putnam, 1977) [hb/]


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