Leonard, George H

Tagged: Author

(1921-1994) US author whose two sf novels under his own name, Beyond Control (1975) and Alien (1977; vt Alien Quest 1981), explore competently – but without much energy – the conventions of the sf-adventure tale; the latter is unconnected to the 1979 film of the same name. Sexmax (1969), a modestly erotic novel in which love and Sex perturb a Computer-controlled Dystopia, appeared under the pseudonym Hughes Cooper. Leonard is also the author of a classic work of Pseudoscience (or just possibly a spoof), Someone Else is on Our Moon (1976), which explains many features of the lunar landscape in terms of the mighty engineering feats of Alien colonists – and, inter alia, characterizes Galileo as a "feisty pioneer". [JC/JGr/DRL]

see also: UFOs.

George H Leonard

born Maiden, Massachusetts: 24 December 1921

died Cincinnati, Ohio: 25 June 1994


  • Sexmax (New York: Paperback Library, 1969) as by Hughes Cooper [pb/C Foster]
  • Beyond Control (New York: Macmillan, 1975) [hb/nonpictorial]
  • Alien (Chicago, Illinois: Playboy Press, 1977) [pb/David Muench]
    • Alien Quest (London: Sphere, 1981) [vt of the above: pb/]



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