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Wingate, John

Entry updated 13 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1920-2008) UK naval officer (with active submarine service in World War Two), teacher and author, mostly on naval matters, who published some 25 works of fiction and naval history. His novels are generally nonfantastic, with the exception of two volumes in the Young Adult Submariner Sinclair sequence: in Nuclear Captain (1962) and Sub-Zero (1963), Technothriller elements infiltrate normal Cold War manoeuvres with some element of the fantastic. [JC]

John Wingate

born 15 March 1920

died Lewes, East Sussex: 12 May 2008

works (selected)


Submariner Sinclair

  • Nuclear Captain (London: MacDonald and Company, 1962) [Submariner Sinclair: hb/]
  • Sub-Zero (London: MacDonald and Company, 1963) [Submariner Sinclair: hb/]


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