Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1910-1970) UK author, variously employed, who began publishing sf with "The Sphere of Death" for Amazing in October 1931, but whose career consisted mainly of desultory magazine publications until his first novel for Robert Hale Limited, Shellbreak (1968), in which a man awakens in 2505 CE armed with knowledge that helps him to topple a corrupt dictatorship. The Heels of Achilles (1969) presents a world in which the dead have come mysteriously to life. [JC]
John William Groves
born London: 6 November 1910
died London: 1970
- Shellbreak (London: Robert Hale, 1968) [hb/Barbara Walton]
- The Heels of Achilles (London: Robert Hale, 1969) [hb/]
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