Geoffrey Hoyle

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Geoffrey Hoyle (born 12 January 1941) is an English science fiction writer, best known for the works which he co-wrote with his father, the astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle. About half of Fred Hoyle's science fiction works were co-written with his son.[1]

He was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, and then entered Cambridge where he read Economics. After 1964, Hoyle worked in London in the field of modern communications and the film/television industry. Unlike his father, he is not a scientist, and contributed to the more "human" side of their novels – however, he did work as a "scientific advisor" to some series such as Timeslip.

In 2010, his book 2010: Living in the Future was popularised by a blog[2] which compared Hoyle's 38-year-old predictions with the reality of modern life. This led to a Facebook campaign to track down Hoyle and talk to him about his visions.[3]


(Novels unless otherwise specified)

With his father, Fred Hoyle:

  • Fifth Planet, 1963
  • Rockets in Ursa Major, 1969 (based on a play by Fred)
  • Seven Steps to the Sun, 1970
  • The Inferno, 1973
  • The Molecule Men and the Monster of Loch Ness, 1973 (short story collection)
  • Into Deepest Space, 1974
  • The Incandescent Ones, 1977
  • The Westminster Disaster, 1978
  • Commonsense in Nuclear Energy, 1980 (non-fiction)
  • The Professor Gamma series
    • The Energy Pirate, 1982
    • The Frozen Planet of Azuron, 1982
    • The Giants of Universal Park, 1982
    • The Planet of Death, 1982

With Janice Robertson

  • Ask Me Why, 1976 (non-fiction)

As sole author -

  • 2010: Living in the Future, 1972 (illustrated by Alasdair Anderson)
  • Disaster, 1975
  • Flight (Achievements), 1984 (illustrated by Gerald Witcomb)


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