Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1943- ) UK author of The Final Correction (1978), a compact, acerbic sf novel set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) which effectively serves as a Prison for delinquents from Earth, each denizen subjected to a daily Memory Edit; the tale, ostensibly told in Young Adult terms, subjects its protagonist to a range of disruptive encounters with AIs and Aliens, with no easy resolution. Most of his other novels are nonfantastic, or couched for younger readers. [JC]
born Belfast, Northern Ireland: 1 March 1943
- The Final Correction (London: Abelard-Schuman, 1978) [hb/John Bolton]
- The Ghosts of Hungryhouse Lane (London: Hippo, 1988) [illus/pb/David Farris]
- Guess How Much I Love You (London: Walker, 1994) [hb/]
- The Firetail Cat (London: Macdonald, 1995) [hb/]
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