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D G Compton


(David Guy Compton)
UK flag (b.1930)

aka Guy Compton, Frances Lynch

David Guy Compton was born in London in 1930. He is a British science fiction author who publishes SF under the name D.G. Compton. His earlier crime novels were published under 'Guy Compton', and his Gothic novels under 'Frances Lynch'. He is best known for The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, a classic of British SF that exposed the pitfalls of voyeuristic entertainment decades before the likes of 'The Truman Show'.
 
 

Series
Katherine Mortenhoe
   1. The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974)
     aka The Unsleeping Eye, Death Watch
   2. Windows (1979)
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Novels
   The Quality of Mercy (1965)
   Farewell, Earth's Bliss (1966)
   The Silent Multitude (1967)
   Synthajoy (1968)
   The Palace (1969)
   Chronocules (1970)
     aka Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Slides of Used Matchboxes, and Something that Might have been Castor Oil
   The Steel Crocodile (1970)
     aka The Electric Crocodile
   Hot Wireless Sets, etc. (1971)
   The Missionaries (1972)
   Twice Ten Thousand Miles (1974) (as by Frances Lynch)
   The Fine and Handsome Captain (1975) (as by Frances Lynch)
   Stranger at the Wedding (1976) (as by Frances Lynch)
   A Dangerous Magic (1978) (as by Frances Lynch)
   A usual lunacy (1978)
   In the House of Dark Music (1979) (as by Frances Lynch)
   Ascendancies (1980)
   The Unsleeping Eye (1980)
   Deathwatch (1981)
   Scudder's Game (1988)
   Ragnarok (1991) (with John Gribbin)
   Nomansland (1993)
   Justice City (1994)
   Back of Town Blues (1996)
   So Here's Our Leo (2022)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Anthologies containing stories by D G Compton
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Short stories
Sarah
It's Smart to Have an English Address (1967)


Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1971) : The Steel Crocodile