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Laurence, John

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Working name of UK mathematician and author John Laurence Pritchard (1885-1968), who published some nonfiction books on aeronautics under his full name, and several detective novels as John Laurence; of these, Murder in the Stratosphere (1938) is of some sf interest in that the aeroplane technology involved requires the use of Inventions not then made. He editing the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society 1920-1945, and also served as Secretary of the Society from 1925 to 1951. [JC]

John Laurence Pritchard

born London: 25 February 1885

died Reigate, Surrey: 23 April 1968



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