Christopher Hodder-Williams

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John Christopher Glazebrook Hodder-Williams (25 August 1926—15 May 1995) was an English writer, mainly of science fiction. But he also wrote novels about aviation and espionage. He was the son of Raymond Hodder-Williams, who was one of the owners of 'Hodder and Stoughton' (the book publishers). Many of his books are early examples of what would later be called techno-thrillers.[1] He also worked as a composer and lyricist.[2][3]

Partial bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Cummings Report (1957) originally published as by James Brogan
  • Chain Reaction (1959)
  • Final Approach (1960)
  • Turbulence (1961)
  • The Higher They Fly (1963)
  • The Main Experiment (1964)
  • The Egg-Shaped Thing (1966)
  • Fistful of Digits (1968)
  • 98.4 (1969) also published as Ninety-Eight Point Four
  • The Mullenthorp Thing (1971)
  • Panic O'Clock (1973)
  • Coward's Paradise (1974)
  • The Prayer Machine (1976)
  • The Silent Voice (1977)
  • The Thinktank That Leaked (1979)
  • Chromosome Game (1984)

Teleplays[edit]

For Armchair Theatre

  • The Ship That Couldn't Stop (1961) [2]
  • The Higher They Fly (1963)[3]
  • A Voice in the Sky (1965) [4]

For the British television series Suspense

  • The White Hot Coal (1962) [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview in Science Fiction Weekly, Issue 343
  2. ^ [1] Archived October 25, 2002, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Crew list for The Tony Hancock Show

External resources[edit]