Lan Wright

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Lan Wright
Lan Wright c.1956
Lan Wright c.1956
BornLionel Percy Wright
(1923-07-08)8 July 1923
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Died1 October 2010(2010-10-01) (aged 87)
OccupationAuthor, manufacturing
GenreScience fiction

Lionel Percy Wright, known professionally as Lan Wright (1923–2010)[1] was a British science fiction writer. All of his fiction has been published under the pen name "Lan Wright". His first story was "Operation Exodus", which appeared in New Worlds in 1952.[2] "Dream World" appeared in Nebula Science Fiction #21, May 1957. His novels include:

  • Who Speaks of Conquest? (1956) Ace Books bound dos-à-dos with Donald A. Wollheim's The Earth in Peril.
  • A Man Called Destiny (1958) Ace Books bound dos-à-dos with Robert Silverberg's Stepsons of Terra.
  • Assignment Luther (1963)
  • Exile From Xanadu (1964) Ace Books bound dos-à-dos with Fred Saberhagen's The Golden People.
  • The Last Hope of Earth (1965)
  • The Pictures of Pavanne (1968)

During the period 1952 to 1963, Wright was also a regular contributor to various British SF magazines, including E. J. Carnell's New Worlds and Science Fantasy. Wright published no fiction after 1968, due to increased responsibilities of his employment.[3]

Wright was married, lived in Watford and was employed by British Railways. He was a "keen" amateur cricket player.[4]


  1. ^ "Lan Wright - Summary Bibliography". Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ Clute and Nicholls 1993, p. 1349.
  3. ^ "Authors: Wright, Lan". Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ "New Worlds Profiles Lan Wright", New Worlds 27, September 1954

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