Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1915-2003) UK biologist and author, well known for a number of nonfiction books on sailing small boats, as well as several popular volumes on genetics. In his sf novel, Stringer's Folly (1951), a naively idealistic Scientist has created a long-range sterilization device, and comes to the conclusion that only a virile, ruthless country would be able to exploit the Eugenic potential of his Invention. The tale climaxes in a Dystopia called Purgia. [JC]
Roger Windle Pilkington
born Lancashire: 17 January 1915
died London: 5 May 2003
- Stringer's Folly (London: Dennis Yates, 1951) [hb/Leo Newman]
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