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Wykes, Alan

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(1914-1993) Prolific UK author, mainly of nonfiction, whose sf Satire Happyland (1952) depicts an arcadian fantasy-Island in which happiness is literally obtainable. A UK magnate turns the place into a holiday camp; a new kind of bomb finally eliminates it. The nonfiction H G Wells in the Cinema (1977) surveys all the films up to publication date based on H G Wells's fiction. [JC]

Douglas Alan Wykes

born Carshalton, Surrey: 21 May 1914

died Reading, Berkshire: 11 June 1993


  • Happyland (London: Gerald Duckworth, 1952) [hb/Lindley]



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