Happy Birthday, Geoffrey Hoyle!

Geoffrey Hoyle was born in Scunthorpe in 1941, the son of renowned astronomer and science fiction writer, Sir Fred Hoyle.  He read economics at Cambridge and then worked in a variety of fields including theatre, advertising and television – he was scientific adviser on the ITV children’s SF programme Timeslip – but will be best known to Gateway readers as co-author, with his father, of a number of classic SF novels.

The Hoyles collaborated on eight novels between 1963 and 1978.  All are available in eBook via Geoffrey Hoyle’s Gateway Author page, and Fifth Planet is also available in print in the omnibus Three Classic Novels.

You can read more about Geoffrey Hoyle in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.