If you regularly borrowed science fiction books from your local library anywhen from the 1950s to the early 1980s, the chances are that your read a Hugh Walters novel or two. You remember - English astronaut Chris Godfrey and his team flying to each of the planets in the solar system? With titles like 'Expedition Venus', 'Destination Mars' and 'Journey to Jupiter', with a Hugh Walters novel you were guaranteed nailbiting tension coupled with a wealth of technical detail!
Unfortunately the books have been out of print for many years, and many libraries have by now disposed of their copies. Hopefully this page will evoke some memories of a classic series of novels.
'Mr Walter's books...combine an artful mounting tension with a mass of fascinating technical detail.'
Edward Blishen in The Guardian
'Human, detailed and full of suspense.'
Junior Bookshelf on 'Blast off At Woomera'
'The degree of excitement prior to take-off is maintained throughout this ingenious tale...Thrilling and technically fascinating.'
Fantasy and Science Fiction on 'Destination Mars'
Read the entry from the Encyclopaedia of SF here
Thanks to GR Robinson for all the new information added recently, including the newspaper clippings, the cover scans of the translations and most of the biography! Thanks also to Wanda from Australia who supplied the "Nearly Neptune" proof copy scan, to Scott Drellishak for supplying some of the US covers, and to the kind person who typed in the Vector reviews and whose name I have forgotten (sorry).....