FLEMING, (Robert) Peter


FLEMING, (Robert) Peter
(1907-1971)
   UK travel writer and novelist, brother of Ian FLEMING. He is known mainly for such travel books as Brazilian Adventure (1933). In his spoof sf novel, The Flying Visit (1940), Adolf Hitler parachutes into the UK with amusing results. The tale was reprinted, along with a fantasy,"The Man with Two Hands", in With the Guards to Mexico! and Other Excursions (coll 1957). The Sixth Column: A Singular Tale of our Time (1951), a satirical political thriller set in an implied NEAR FUTURE, verges on sf.
   JC
   Other works: Some of the tales in A Story to Tell (coll 1942) are fantasies; Invasion 1940 (1957; vt Operation Sea Lion 1957 US), a nonfiction study of German preparations to invade the UK, speculatively presents a successful assault (HITLER WINS).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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