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William F. Nolan

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in Kansas City, The United States



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William F. Nolan is best known as the co-author (with George Clayton Johnson) of Logan's Run -- a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again -- and as single author of its sequels. His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Nolan was born in 1928 in Kansas City Missouri. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards. He moved to California in the late 1940s and studied at San Diego State College. He began concentrating on writing rather than art and, in 1952, was introduced by fellow Missouri native (and es

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“The seeds of the Little War were planted in a restless summer during the mid-1960s, with sit-ins and student demonstrations as youth tested its strength. By the early 1970s over 75 percent of the people living on Earth were under 21 years of age. The population continued to climb—and with it the youth percentage.
In the 1980s the figure was 79.7 percent.
In the 1990s, 82.4 percent.
In the year 2000—critical mass.”
William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson; David Kraft; George Perez [Illustrator], Logan's Run

“You men! Cowards. Every one of you cowards.”
William F. Nolan, Logan's Run: Vintage Movie Classics

“One thing the young were sure of; they would never again place their fate in the hands of an older generation.”
William F. Nolan, Logan's Run: Vintage Movie Classics

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