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Williams, Islwyn

Entry updated 27 June 2020. Tagged: Author.

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(1915-1988) Welsh author who produced two sf novels remembered longer in Italy than in the UK. Dangerous Waters (1952) showed British World War Two heroes defending the realm against a new enemy from Under the Sea off Pembrokeshire, and was one of the better 1950s green-skinned-invader yarns (admittedly, the competition included Kathleen Lindsay's sf as by Nigel Mackenzie). Newbury in Orm (1952) is a loosely connected sequel.

Williams should not be confused with the later, Australian-based Islwyn Williams (1940-    ), author of Feral Fungus (2001). [DR]

Islwyn Williams

born Porth, Glamorgan: 26 December 1915

died Bridgend, Glamorgan: 1 May 1988

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