From the dustcover of "Outpost on the Moon" (US edition): 1962
Hugh Walters has strong feelings about the purpose of a good science-fiction story. "SF stories should be credible and scientifically and technically accurate - young people are a very critical readership today," he says. "I believe a good SF story should (1) entertain, (2) educate painlessly, and (3) inspire the young people of today to be the scientists and technicians of tomorrow. To my surprise, an increasing number of girls are reading my books and writing to me - I am very happy about this."
If anyone knows what constitutes good science fiction, that person should be Hugh Walters, for Mr. Walters has a long list of successful science-fiction novels for young readers to his credit. In addition to writing, he has been managing director of an engineering firm, run a house-furnishings store, and served as a magistrate. He is a widower with two grown children and lives in Bilston, Staffordshire, England.
Hugh Walters is the Managing Director of an engineering company in England. He is a member of the British Interplanetary Society and tries to make his stories as credible and factual as possible, so that, as he says, "some of the young people who read them may be persuaded to take up a scientific or technical career, and join the ranks of those highly trained men whom the Western world so badly needs today." Mr Walters is married and the father of two children; a son in the R.A.F. and a daughter who is in nurses' training.
|Age 3||Age 18||Age 21|
|Born 1910 above this shop. The first picture shows the shop when he was in charge, the second shows the building as it is today.||The former Dudley Grammar School, now Wolverhampton College and probably the fictional "Wolverton College" in "Blast Off At Woomera".||
|St. Leonard's Bilston, of which he was warden||Atholl Avenue Nursing Home, where he passed away.|
Express and Star Newspaper
Friday Jan 15th 1993.