BOLAND,(Bertram) John
(1913-1976)
   UK author and journalist, a prolific story producer, although rarely of sf. His sf novels, White August (1955) and No Refuge (1956), are both set in frigid conditions. The first is a DISASTER tale, dealing with the dire effects of a botched attempt at weather control. No Refuge depicts an Arctic UTOPIA into which two criminals accidentally irrupt; after a good deal of discussion they are dealt with properly. Holocaust (1974) has a solar-cell satellite running amuck, spraying heat-rays, and being lusted after by the great powers as a weapon. A further novel, Operation Red Carpet (1959), has some borderline sf components.
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