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Douglas Hill

Douglas Arthur Hill (April 6, 1935 to June 21, 2007) was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a train driver, and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan (where he earned an Honours B.A. in 1957) and the University of Toronto. He married fellow writer and U. of S. alumnus Gail Robinson in 1958; they moved to Britain in 1959, where he worked as a freelance writer and as an editor for Aldus Books. In 1967-1968, he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.

A lifetime leftist, he served from 1971 to 1984 as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune (a position once held by George Orwell), where he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously. Before starting to write fiction in 1978, he wrote many books on history, science and folklore, he also worked as an editor of several anthologies under the pseudonym Martin Hillman, among them Window on the Future (1966), The Shape of Sex to Come (1978), Out of Time (1984), and Hidden Turnings (1988). He is probably best known for his Galactic Warlord (The Last Legionary) quartet of novels, supposedly produced as the result of a challenge by a publisher to Hill's complaints about the lack of good science fiction for younger readers.

His marriage produced one son, but was dissolved in 1978. He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. This was only the day after he completed his last trilogy.

Bibliography

Series

Last Legionary

  1. Galactic Warlord (1979), ISBN 0-575-02663-4
  2. Deathwing Over Veynaa (1980), ISBN 0-575-02779-7
  3. Day of the Starwind (1980), ISBN 0-575-02917-X
  4. Planet of the Warlord (1981), ISBN 0-575-03009-7
  5. Young Legionary (1982), ISBN 0-575-03201-4

Young Legionary is chronologically the first in the series.

Huntsman

  1. The Huntsman (1982), ISBN 0-434-94284-7
  2. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983), ISBN 0-434-94283-9
  3. Alien Citadel (1984), ISBN 0-434-94282-0

Colsec

  1. Exiles of Colsec (1984), ISBN 0-575-03348-7
  2. The Caves of Klydor (1984), ISBN 0-575-03413-0
  3. Colsec Rebellion (1985), ISBN 0-575-03610-9

Poisoner

  1. Blade of the Poisoner (1987), ISBN 0-575-03954-X
  2. Master of Fiends (1987), ISBN 0-575-04095-5

Del Curb, Cosmic Courier

  1. The Fraxilly Fracas (1989), ISBN 0-575-04403-9
  2. The Colloghi Conspiracy (1990), ISBN 0-575-04579-5

Apotheosis

  1. The Lightless Dome (1993), ISBN 0-330-32770-4
  2. The Leafless Forest (1994), ISBN 0-330-32960-X
  3. The Limitless Bridge (1996), ISBN 0-330-33842-0

Cade

  1. Galaxy's Edge (1996), ISBN 0-553-50334-0
  2. The Moons of Lannamur (1996), ISBN 0-553-50330-8
  3. The Phantom Planet (1997), ISBN 0-553-50331-6

Other novels

  • The Exploits of Hercules (1978), ISBN 0-330-25448-0
  • The Illustrated Faerie Queene (1980), ISBN 0-88225-297-6
  • Have Your Own Extra-terrestrial Adventure (1983), ISBN 0-09-930700-6
  • The Moon Monsters (1984), ISBN 0-434-93024-5
  • How Jennifer (and Speckle) Saved the Earth (1986), ISBN 0-434-93036-9
  • Goblin Party (1988), ISBN 0-575-04338-5
  • Penelope's Pendant (1990), ISBN 0-333-51318-5
  • The Tale of Trellie the Troog (1991), ISBN 0-563-34781-3
  • The Unicorn Dream (1992), ISBN 0-434-97674-1
  • The Voyage of MudJack (1993), ISBN 0-416-18819-2
  • Penelope's Protest (1994), ISBN 0-330-32727-5
  • World of the Stiks (1994), ISBN 0-553-40655-8
  • Penelope's Peril (1994), ISBN 0-330-33302-X
  • The Magical Tree-castle (1995), ISBN 0-434-96727-0
  • Malcolm and the Cloud-Stealer (1995), ISBN 0-590-55917-6
  • Fireball and the Hero (1995), ISBN 0-416-19123-1
  • The Dragon Charmer (1997), ISBN 0-340-68741-X
  • Space Girls Don't Cry (1998), ISBN 0-7497-3244-X
  • Alien Deeps (2000), ISBN 1-902260-55-4
  • Melleron's Monsters (2000), ISBN 0-19-919270-7
  • Melleron's Magic (2001), ISBN 0-19-919271-5
  • Monster Maze (2001), ISBN 1-84299-006-3
  • Star Dragon (2002), ISBN 1-84299-046-2

Theater Plays

  • Window on the Future (1966)

Anthologies edited

  • Window on the Future (1966)
  • Way of the Werewolf (1966)
  • The Devil His Due (1967)
  • Warlocks and Warriors (1971)
  • The Shape of Sex to Come (1978), ISBN 0-330-25091-4
  • Alien Worlds (1980), ISBN 0-434-94285-5
  • Planetfall (1986), ISBN 0-19-278113-8

Non-fiction

  • The Supernatural (1965)
  • The Opening of the Canadian West (1967)
  • Magic and Superstition (1968)
  • John Keats (1968), ISBN 0-249-43968-9
  • Regency London (1969), ISBN 0-356-02568-3
  • A Hundred Years of Georgian London (1970), ISBN 0-356-03264-7
  • Return from the Dead (1970), ISBN 0-356-03463-1
  • Fortune Telling (1972), ISBN 0-600-32835-X
  • The Scots to Canada (1972), ISBN 0-85614-016-3
  • The English to New England (1975), ISBN 0-85614-021-X
  • Tribune 40 (1977)
  • Bridging a Continent (1981, as "Martin Hillman")
  • Witch and Wizard (1997), ISBN 0-7513-6106-2

Anthologies containing stories by Douglas Hill

Short stories

  • "Hally's Paradise" (1984)
  • "True Believer" (1989)

Character pages

Some of the characters in his books have their own Wikipedia pages

  • Keill Randor who is the main character in the Last Legionary series.

External links

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