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Wiltshire, David

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1935-    ) UK author of several novels for Robert Hale Limited including three Genre SF tales under his own name, beginning with The Homosaur (1978), and one as by John Bedford, The Titron Madness (1984). A BBC Television serial adaptation of his Horror in SF tale Child of Vodyanoi (1978; vt The Nightmare Man 1981) – featuring multiple killings on a Scottish Island by an apparent Alien from a UFO, actually its deranged Russian quasi-Cyborg pilot – was broadcast as The Nightmare Man (4 episodes 1981), starring James Warwick and Celia Imrie and borrowing both its writer Robert Holmes and director Douglas Camfield from Doctor Who. The title The Nightmare Man used by the BBC had also appeared on Wiltshire's original book manuscript. From circa 2006 the author resumed his non-sf novels for Hale, mostly World War Two adventure romances. [DR/JC/DRL]

David Wiltshire

born 1935

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