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Hildick, E W

Entry updated 27 February 2020. Tagged: Author.

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(1925-2001) UK author, partially resident in the USA from around 1965, prolific author from 1958 of no-nonsense tales for younger children and Young Adult readers, often featuring working-class protagonists and focusing on practical solutions to the problems of living; the late Ghost Squad sequence enjoyably loosens his didactic impulses, retailing a series of conflicts between its young protagonists and the eponymous gang of quasi-criminal ghosts. Books of sf interest include Manhattan Is Missing (1969) and Time Explorers, Inc (1976), in which the predictive dreams of one of the young protagonists lead to actual Time Travel futurewards. [JC]

Edmund Wallace Hildick

born Bradford, Yorkshire: 29 December 1925

died Plymouth, Devon: 12 February 2001

works (highly selected)


The Ghost Squad

individual titles

  • Manhattan Is Missing (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1969) [hb/]
  • Time Explorers, Inc (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1976) [illus/Nancy Ohanian: hb/Roger Zimmerman]


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