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Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923-1958) was an American science fiction author who began writing at the age of 7. After graduating high school at 13 and earning a Bronze Star in The Battle of the Bulge as a gunner, he returned to finish school and started writing for publication. Most of his writing was under various pen-names and written as collaborations with Frederick Pohl or Judith Merril. He also wrote several titles under his own name including The Syndic and Not This August. Known for his skill with language and the ability to write over a 1000 words an hour, he was always inserting new words and ideas into his works from his reading of the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.
Not This August, also known as Christmas Eve, was published in 1955 and serialized in Maclean’s magazine. The title comes from Ernest Hemingway’s “Notes on the Next War”. In the story, it is 1965 and the U.S. and Canada have been at war with the Soviets and Chinese for 3 years. Europe and Latin America have fallen and Communist forces are approaching Texas. Things get worse when the U.S. capitulates. The Chicago Tribune’s review called it “The most shockingly realistic science fiction book since Orwell’s 1984.”
In addition to Not This August, Faded Page also has The Syndic, The Marching Morons, and 18 other Kornbluth titles, with more to come. Come join us and proof a few pages to help us bring more public domain titles to Canada. More information about volunteering is available on our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada.
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