Jones, Mervyn

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(1922-2010) UK journalist and author, son of Ernest Jones (1879-1958), Sigmund Freud's biographer; now best known for his many novels (twenty-nine were published) from 1952, though he gained early fame with his political writings in journals like Tribune and the New Statesman. On the Last Day (1958) is a Near-Future story about a Russian/Chinese Invasion of Britain, during a non-nuclear World War Three, and of the successful attempt of the British government in exile (in Canada) to build a new intercontinental missile; typical of work by Mainstream Writers of SF, the tale is slightly stiff in the telling, but impassioned. [JC]

Mervyn Jones

born London: 27 February 1922

died Brighton, Sussex: 23 February 2010

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