(1930-2013) Scottish writer of fiction and considerable popular science, some in collaboration with Archie Roy under the joint pseudonym Roy Malcolm (whom see for details). He began publishing sf with "Defence Mechanism" for New Worlds, November 1957. Two series of stories, the Matthew Brady/Preliminary Exploration Team tales in New Worlds 1957-1964 and the Dream Background tales in New Worlds in 1959 and subsequently in the continuing Original Anthology series New Writings in SF 1965-1975, did not reach book form. His two sf novels for Laser Books, both routine, are The Unknown Shore (1976), dealing with tensions amid a large mixed crew on a damaged Spaceship lost in intergalactic space, and The Iron Rain (1976), whose titular Disaster is a massive and destructive fall of meteors. [JC/DRL]
see also: Stars.
born Scotland: 1930
died Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland: 9 November 2013
- The Paisley Rocketeers (Glasgow, Scotland: Stenlake Publishing, 1997) [nonfiction: describes the Paisley Rocketeers Society: pb/]
about the author
- Brian W Aldiss, "British Science Fiction Now: Studies of Three Writers" (Winter 1965 SF Horizons) [pp22-26: mag/]
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