Entry updated 13 September 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1924- ) UK author, almost exclusively of thrillers, often in a war setting, his best known novel probably being A Long Day's Dying (1962); his several pseudonyms, which include James Fraser, Alec Haigh, Joe Balham and others, have been used only for nonfantastic works. Of sf interest is Black Alert (1985), a Near Future Technothriller in which a renegade soldier, who has gained control of a military Spaceship, attempts to instigate World War Three by bombing London. Unless other unknown pseudonyms have been used, White has not published any novels since Black Alert. He should not be confused with the actor Alan White (1924-2013). [JC]
born Hunslet, Yorkshire: 23 February 1924
works (very highly selected)
- Black Alert (London: HarperCollins, 1985) [hb/]
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