Walters, Hugh

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Pseudonym of UK businessman and author Walter Llewellyn Hughes (1910-1993) for his fiction, all Children's SF, and all restricted for many years to his Chris Godfrey/U N Exploration Agency sequence of interplanetary adventures, beginning with Blast Off at Woomera (1957; rev vt Blast Off at 0300 1958) and ending some twenty volumes later with P-K (1986). Chris Godfrey starts as a boy, but grows up and advances through the ranks of the United Nations Exploration Agency, the "organization responsible for the exploration of the Universe" – until he becomes Director; by this time the Solar System has been domesticated, and visiting Aliens become the agency's responsibility, which takes them in UFO territory, as mystifications tend to mark Extraterrestrial irruptions in later volumes of the series. From this point Chris Godfrey usually supervises younger characters, like the mechanic Tony Hale, who dominate the action of later books, including those in the subsidiary Boy Astronaut sequence for younger readers comprising Boy Astronaut (1977 chap), First Family on the Moon (1979 chap) and School on the Moon (1981 chap). Later stories also feature young protagonists, female twins with the power of Telepathy: a long way from Woomera. [JC]

Other works:

see also: Mercury.

Walter Llewellyn Hughes

born Bilston, Staffordshire: 15 June 1910

died Wolverhampton, Staffordshire [now West Midlands]: 13 January 1993

works

series

Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency

  • Blast Off at Woomera (London: Faber and Faber, 1957) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Blast Off at 0300 (New York: Criterion, 1958) [rev vt of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Lawrence Hoffman]
  • The Domes of Pico (London: Faber and Faber, 1958) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Menace from the Moon (New York: Criterion, 1959) [rev vt of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Lawrence Hoffman]
  • Operation Columbus (London: Faber and Faber, 1960) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • First on the Moon (New York: Criterion, 1960) [rev vt of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Lawrence Hoffman]
  • Moon Base One (London: Faber and Faber, 1961) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/]
    • Outpost on the Moon (New York: Criterion, 1962) [rev vt of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/]
  • Expedition Venus (London: Faber and Faber, 1962) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Expedition Venus (New York: Criterion, 1963) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Simon Jeruchim]
  • Destination Mars (London: Faber and Faber, 1963) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Destination Mars (New York: Criterion, 1964) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/]
  • Terror by Satellite (London: Faber and Faber, 1964) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Terror by Satellite (New York: Criterion, 1964) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Omar Davis]
  • Journey to Jupiter (London: Faber and Faber, 1965) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
    • Journey to Jupiter (New York: Criterion, 1966) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Cécile Rojer]
  • Mission to Mercury (London: Faber and Faber, 1965) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
    • Mission to Mercury (New York: Criterion, 1965) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Simon Jeruchim]
  • Spaceship to Saturn (London: Faber and Faber, 1967) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Spaceship to Saturn (New York: Criterion, 1967) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Cécile Rojer]
  • The Mohole Mystery (London: Faber and Faber, 1968) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/]
    • The Mohole Menace (New York: Criterion, 1969) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Cécile Rojer]
  • Nearly Neptune (London: Faber and Faber, 1969) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
    • Neptune One is Missing (New York: Criterion, 1970) [rev of the above: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Marilyn Miller]
  • First Contact? (London: Faber and Faber, 1971) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • Passage to Pluto (London: Faber and Faber, 1973) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/Leslie Wood]
  • Tony Hale, Space Detective (London: Faber and Faber, 1973) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/David Knight]
  • Murder on Mars (London: Faber and Faber, 1975) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • The Caves of Drach (London: Faber and Faber, 1977) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • The Last Disaster (London: Faber and Faber, 1978) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • The Blue Aura (London: Faber and Faber, 1979) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • The Dark Triangle (London: Faber and Faber, 1981) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/uncredited]
  • P-K (London: Severn House, 1986) [Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: hb/John Erasmus]

Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency/Boy Astronaut

  • Boy Astronaut (London: Abelard-Schuman/Grasshopper Books, 1977) [chap: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: illus/hb/Trevor Ridley]
  • First Family on the Moon (London: Abelard-Schuman/Grasshopper Books, 1979) [chap: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: illus/hb/Trevor Ridley]
  • School on the Moon (London: Abelard-Schuman/Grasshopper Books, 1981) [chap: Chris Godfrey/United Nations Exploration Agency: illus/hb/Trevor Ridley]

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