Entry updated 5 July 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1924-2009) South African statistician and author, most of whose work was in collaboration with his wife Rhoda Nunes (1938-1988). They published their first sf story, "The Problem", in Science Fantasy #52, April 1962, and were active for the next two decades. Inherit the Earth (March 1963 Science Fiction Adventures as by Claude and Rhoda Nunes; exp 1966 dos) was published as by Nunes alone, as his wife participated less than usual in the rewrite; in it the telepathic Androids who inhabit a Ruined Earth – after a nuclear Holocaust has driven humanity to the stars – hope one day to teach their makers how to live in peace. Recoil (1971) was published as by both; in a rather archaic style it tells of Telepathic Aliens and their attempts to influence humans, specifically a group of children. The Sky Trapeze (1980), by Nunes alone, again concentrated on the powers of the mind, this time in an alien venue. [JC]
born Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa: 14 April 1924
died Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa: 2009
- Inherit the Earth (New York: Ace Books, 1966) [dos: first version appeared March 1963 Science Fiction Adventures as by Claude and Rhoda Nunes: pb/Ted Hanke]
- Recoil (New York: Ace Books, 1971) with Rhoda Nunes [dos: pb/George Barr]
- The Sky Trapeze (London: Robert Hale, 1980) [hb/Helen Hale]
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