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Ryder, James

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK author James Pattinson (1915-2009), a merchant-navy gunner during World War Two; his more than 100 novels are mostly thrillers under his own name, many with naval settings. His sf adventures for Robert Hale Limited are Kark (1969), set in a Near Future authoritarian Dystopian state of Britain against which the protagonist rebels, and Vicious Spiral (1976), featuring Time Travel from the twelfth millennium with the intention of killing Adolf Hitler. [JC/DRL]

James Pattinson

born East Harling, Norfolk: 15 December 1915

died 18 October 2009


  • Kark (London: Robert Hale Limited, 1969) [hb/]
  • Vicious Spiral (London: Robert Hale Limited, 1976) [hb/]


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