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Castle, Jeffery Lloyd

Entry updated 7 August 2023. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of Geoffrey Lloyd Castle (1898-1990), UK author and aeronautical engineer who served in the Royal Field Artillery and then the Royal Flying Corps during World War One, and again in the former in World War Two. He was married to the author Margery Sharp (1905-1991) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. His first sf novel, Satellite E One (1954), deals somewhat eccentrically with the scientific details surrounding the construction of a Space Station. His second, Vanguard to Venus (1957), identifies UFOs as the ships of descendants of spacefaring Ancient Egyptians. His working forename is often wrongly given as Jeffrey. [JC/SH/DRL]

Geoffrey Lloyd Castle

born Surbiton, Surrey: 6 April 1898

died Aldeburgh, Suffolk: 8 February 1990


  • Satellite E One (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1954) [the 1954 New York: Dodd, Mead edition is given as the true first by some sources: hb/]
  • Vanguard to Venus (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957) [hb/]


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