FRANCIS, Richard H.

FRANCIS, Richard H.
   Working name of UK author and academic Richard Francis (1945-), who added a fictitious "H" to distinguish himself from Dick Francis, the thriller writer. RHF's first novel, Blackpool Vanishes (1979), tells the quirky, extremely English story of what happens when microscopic ALIENS kidnap the town of Blackpool. In Whispering Gallery (1984) the discovery of a "missing link" between bacteria and viruses becomes complicated when it turns out that the new strain can serve - defectively - as a weapon, and - all too efficiently - as a fuel.Swansong (1986) is a mildly fantastic SATIRE on Margaret Thatcher's UK, the Falklands War and the brutally unexpected disasters of both personal and political history.
   See also: UFOS.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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