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Groves, J W

(1910-1970) UK author, variously employed, who began publishing sf with "The Sphere of Death" for Amazing in October 1931, but whose career consisted mainly of desultory magazine publications until his first novel for Robert Hale Limited, Shellbreak (1968), in which a man awakens in 2505 CE armed with knowledge that helps him to topple a corrupt dictatorship. The Heels of Achilles (1969) presents a world in which the dead have come mysteriously to life. [JC]

John William Groves

born London: 6 November 1910

died London: 1970



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 04:38 am on 28 September 2020.