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Asterley, H C

(1902-1973) UK author of one 1930s detective novel with no element of the fantastic and of Escape to Berkshire (1961), set in a Post-Holocaust London after a nuclear war and an Invasion have destroyed English decencies; the tales uncertainly conveys echoes of H G Wells and John Wyndham at their grimmest, but ends in hope. [JC]

Hugh Cecil Asterley

born Bedford, Bedfordshire: 30 May 1902

died London: July 1973



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 01:49 am on 25 May 2022.