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Rayner, Claire

Entry updated 13 June 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1931-2010) UK agony aunt – noted for her no-nonsense frankness and for the wide range of her compassion – campaigner for various causes, and author of several historical novels; she is of sf interest for The Meddlers (1970; vt The Baby Factory 1971), a Near Future tale tracing the life of the first Genetically Engineered test-tube baby, who is subsequently experimented upon by Scientists. [JC]

Clair Berenice Chetwynd Rayner [née Clair Berenice Berkovitch; family name later changed to Chetwynd]

born London: 22 January 1931

died London: 11 October 2010



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