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Walker, David

(1911-1992) Scottish-born soldier and author, permanently in Canada from 1948, naturalized in 1957; best known for sentimental evocations of Scottish spirit like Geordie (1950), later filmed. Winter of Madness (1964) is a Near-Future melodrama with spoof elements, involving a mysterious Invention, all told in a manner modestly evocative of John Buchan; and The Lord's Pink Ocean (1972) is a tale of Pollution and Disaster in which all but one of the world's oceans die when algae are Genetically Engineered to scavenge wastes poison the waters they scour. [JC]

Major David Harry Walker

born Dundee, Scotland: 9 February 1911

died St Andrew, New Brunswick: 5 March 1992



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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