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Chloroplasm

By Dee Carter and Denis Hughes

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

In A.D. 2043 the world seemed doomed to suffer the impact of total war on a hitherto undreamed-of scale. The horrors of titanic bombardment and the searing ravages of electronic ray assault were slowly simmering up to a point when the Controllers themselves could not turn back. But it was only a handful of men and women, living and working in the underground dumps of destructive force, who fully appreciated the danger. They feared for their fellow beings; but when the war itself was due to start the blow came, not from a mortal enemy but from a far more terrible foe...

Biographical Notes

Denis Hughes (1917-2008)
Denis Hughes was a British sf writer who published the majority of his work under a variety of pseudonyms. He was among the most prolific of those British writers similarly engaged and, like John Glasby and R.L. Fanthorpe, Hughes made use of a wide range of sf themes with considerable invention. Hughes was reticent about revealing personal information and relatively little is known of his life. After the collapse of Curtis Warren, for whom he wrote the majority of his novels, Hughes switched to scripting comics stories for D.C. Thomson and others from 1954 to 1988. Due to the demands of this work he ceased to write full-length novels entirely.

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  • ISBN: 9781473220089
  • Publication date: 27 Oct 2016
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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