Hugh Walters

Author of the 'Chris Godfrey' novels

If you regularly borrowed science fiction books from your local library at any time from the 1950s to the early 1980s, the chances are that you 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.

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The Author

Pic of HW

Newspaper articles
The Covers

Cover pic
Leslie Wood - artist

Sources of copies
The Books
The 'Chris Godfrey' Novels:
1: Blast off at Woomera 2: The Domes of Pico 3: Operation Columbus
4: Moon Base One 5: Expedition Venus 6: Destination Mars
7: Terror By Satellite 8: Journey to Jupiter 9: Mission to Mercury
10: Spaceship to Saturn 11: The Mohole Mystery 12: Nearly Neptune
13: First Contact? 14: Passage to Pluto 15: Tony Hale, Space Detective
16: Murder on Mars 17: The Caves of Drach 18: The Last Disaster
19: The Blue Aura 20: The Dark Triangle 21: The Glass Men
The 'Boy Astronaut' series:
1: Boy Astronaut 2: First Family on the Moon 3: School on the Moon
Other works:
P-K (Psychokinesis)
School poems

The Reviews:

'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'

Links to other Walters pages:

Wikipedia entry
Excellent reviews of the earlier novels - more erudite and insightful than anything you'll read here

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