Daventry, Leonard

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(1915-1987) UK author whose first sf novel, A Man of Double Deed (1965), began the Claus Coman series of tales set on an Earth partly recovered from nuclear Disaster and run by telepaths, one of whom, the protagonist, is assigned the task of solving various problems. The sequels, two book-length stories, were published together as Reflections in a Mirage, and The Ticking is in Your Head (coll 1969) and later appeared separately as Reflections in a Mirage (1969) and The Ticking is in Your Head (1970), by Robert Hale Limited, for which firm Daventry wrote most of his remaining novels. The best of these is probably Terminus (1971), a grim Dystopia; but it is his first, quite remarkably bleak novel for which Daventry is now best remembered. [JC]

Leonard John Daventry

born London: 7 March 1915

died London: 1987

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