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Tonkin, Peter

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1950-    ) UK best known for the Mariner sequence of nonfantastic contemporary maritime thrillers, and Master of Defense sequence of nonfantastic thrillers set in Elizabethan times [neither series is listed below]; he is of some sf interest for his first novel, Killer (1979), about an unprecedentedly savage killer whale (see Horror in SF); The Journal of Edwin Underhill (1981) is a Vampire tale; Iceberg (1994), which is in the Mariner sequence, is a Technothriller involving an iceberg with a nuclear weapon hidden within it; and The Action (1996), a political thriller set in the ocean near Hong Kong, edges into the Near Future. [JC]

Peter Francis Tonkin

born Limavady, County Londonderry, North Ireland: 28 January 1950

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