Hawkins, Ward

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(1912-1990) US author who spent most of his career producing Westerns, usually in collaboration with his elder brother, John Hawkins (1910-1978), who was the author of "Ark of Fire" (3-10 April American Weekly). Ward Hawkins began publishing work of fantastic interest with "Men Must Die" for Thrilling Wonder Stories in April 1939, though he produced only a few sf tales at this time. In the 1980s he wrote television scripts and the Borg and Guss sequence of humorous sf adventures – Red Flame Burning (1985), Sword of Fire (1985), Blaze of Wrath (1986) and Torch of Fear (1987) – starring Harry Borg and his sidekick Guss the lizard-man in an alternate-universe (see Alternate History) galaxy. [JC]

Ward C Hawkins

born 29 December 1912

died Chatsworth, California: 22 December 1990

works

series

Borg and Gus

  • Red Flame Burning (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1985) [Borg and Guss: pb/Ralph McQuarrie]
  • Sword of Fire (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1985) [Borg and Guss: pb/Ralph McQuarrie]
  • Blaze of Wrath (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1986) [Borg and Guss: pb/Ralph McQuarrie]
  • Torch of Fear (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1987) [Borg and Guss: pb/Ralph McQuarrie]

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