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West, Alroy

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK author Michael Roy Hastings (1907-1980), who was born Herbert Roy Higgins, but normally wrote adventure thrillers as by Michael Hastings, taking that name by deed poll in 1939; he also published some thrillers as by Gabriel Hythe. As West, he wrote at least one tale of some sf interest (and perhaps several); one of these, The Black Matador (1937), describes the effects of the Invention of a device capable of blocking all electronic Communications. [JC]

Michael Roy Hastings

born Birmingham, England: 19 October 1907

died 1980

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