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PAPERS AND ARTICLES, 1950-1979

 

 

1. ‘Memoranda’, Marr College Magazine, June 1958.

 

2. (with Victor Dobbs) “India”, Geography class assignment, 1959.

 

3. ‘More Memoranda’, illustrated by Duncan Lunan, Marr College Magazine, June 1959.

 

4-6. 3 letters, 2 on space travel, 1 political, ‘Any Answers’, BBC Radio, c.1960.

 

7. ‘…And a Smile’, Marr College Magazine, June 1961.

 

8. Letter, ‘Ariel and Miranda’, Daily Telegraph, 1962.

 

9. ‘After You with the Garlic Flowers’, Marr College Magazine, June 1962.

 

10. Prize-winning essay on international affairs, Troon Rotary Club, 1963.

 

11. Editorial, ‘That Was the Year That Was’, Marr College Magazine, June 1963.

 

12. ‘Near Misses’, Marr College Magazine, June 1963.

 

13. ‘Howlers’, Marr College Magazine, June 1963.

 

14. ‘“Folk Song Today”, and Other Headings’, Glasgow University Magazine, June 1965.

 

15. ‘ASTRA’, Glasgow University Students’ Handbook, 1966-67.

 

16. Article, external funding for Luthuli Scholarship Appeal, Glasgow University Guardian, late 1968.

 

17-18. 2 letters (at least), Daily Express, late 1960s, subjects and dates lost.

 

19. Sydney Jordan Moon Landing Prediction, Daily Express, July 1969.

 

20. Exhibition Catalogue, “ASTRA’s ‘Space Flight’ Exhibition”, Spacereport, November 1970.

 

21. Letter, ‘Irvine Folk Song Club’, Irvine Times, c.1971.

 

22. ‘Kept on Ice’: reviews, “The Ice People” by René Barjavel, “Creatures of Light and Darkness” by Roger Zelazny, “The Compleat Werewolf” by Anthony Boucher, The Glasgow Herald, March 6th 1971.

 

23. ‘For New Members: An Introduction to ASTRA’, Spacereport, November 1971 No. 1.

 

24. Exhibition Catalogue, ‘International Space Exhibition’, Spacereport, November 1971 No. 2.

 

25. ‘Has Probe from Outer Space Been Trying to Communicate with Us?’ Glasgow Herald, February 17th, 1973.

 

26. ‘Space Probe from Epsilon Boötis’, Spaceflight, April 1973, illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts; reprinted International Spacereport, ed. Oscar Schwiglhofer, January 1974; Pursuit, 1975.

 

27. Letter, ‘Epsilon Boötis’, Spaceflight, July 1973.

 

28. ‘Ringing the Changes’: reviews of “Fourth Mansions” by R.A. Lafferty, “The Time Masters” by Wilson Tucker, “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” by Gene Wolfe, “Clone” by Richard Cowper, “The Ruins of Earth”, ed., Thomas M. Disch, Glasgow Herald, Aug. 18th 1973.

 

29. ‘Well-worn Wonders’: reviews of “Rendezvous with Rama” by Arthur C. Clarke, “To Your Scattered Bodies Go” by Philip José Farmer, “Time Out of Mind” by Richard Cowper, Glasgow Herald, September 15th 1973.

 

30. ‘Space Probe from Epsilon Boötis’, in “Beyond This Horizon” (see Books); illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts, September 1973.

 

31 ‘Space Probe from Epsilon Boötis?’ Analog, January 1974; illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts.

 

32. ‘Monsters of SF’: reviews of “Billion Years Spree” and “Frankenstein Unbound” by Brian Aldiss, Glasgow Herald, January 12th, 1974.

 

33. ‘Backing for the Space Probe Theory?’ Glasgow Herald, February 2nd, 1974.

 

34. ‘Doom and Disaster’: reviews of “The Twilight of Briareus” by Richard Cowper, “The Chalk Giants” by Keith Roberts, “Walk to the End of the World” by Suzy McKee Charnas, “The Godwhale” by T.J. Bass, Glasgow Herald, April 27th, 1974.

 

35. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Epsilon Boötis’, Analog, June 1974.

 

36. ‘Catastrophic, Not Serious’: reviews of “The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 3”, ed. Ben Bova, “Night Monsters” by Fritz Leiber, “The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum”, “The Eighty-Minute Hour” by Brian Aldiss, “The Land Leviathan” by Michael Moorcock, Glasgow Herald, August 17th 1974.

 

37. Letter,’Long-Delayed Echoes’, New Scientist, 24th October, 1974.

 

38. ‘Pyramids and Mars’, in “Destiny: Mars!” (see Books); reprinted in Pursuit, 1975.

 

39. ‘Astounding Prospects?’: reviews of “Faces of the Future”, ed. Brian Ash, “Astounding” ed Harry Harrison, “Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers” by Harry Harrison, “Whispers from Space” by John W. Macvey, Glasgow Herald, July 17th 1975.

 

40. ‘Multiplicity of Worlds’: reviews of “The Mote in God’s Eye”, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, “Worlds Beyond” by Ian Ridpath, “Catchworld” by Chris Boyce, “Shipwreck” by Charles Logan, Glasgow Herald, Dec. 18th 1975.

 

41. ‘Speculating about Interstellar Travel’, Glasgow Herald, April 6th, 1976.

 

42. ‘Profile – Brian Aldiss’, Glasgow Herald, April 1976.

 

43. ‘Apollo through Binoculars’, Glasgow Herald, June 12th, 1976; reprinted ASTRA Spacereport, March 2003.

 

44. ‘Long-Delayed Echoes and the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis’, Journal of the Society of Electronic and Radio Technicians, September 1976.

 

45. ‘Wider and Longer’: reviews of “Children of Dune” by Frank Herbert, “Floating Worlds” by Cecilia Holland, “Analog 8” ed. John W. Campbell Jr., “Nebula Award Stories 10” ed. James Gunn, “The Feast of St. Dionysius” by Robert Silverberg, “The Grain Kings” by Keith Roberts, Glasgow Herald, Dec. 9th 1976.

 

46. ‘Introduction to ASTRA’, ASTRA, 1977/78, illus. Gavin Roberts; Spectrum, March 1977.

 

47-48. Letters, ‘Troon Folk Song Club’, ‘Dissatisfied Customers’, Troon and Prestwick Times, 11th and 18th March 1977.

 

49. ‘Space Notes’, Spectrum, June 1977.

 

50. ‘Space Notes’, Spectrum, July 1977.

 

51. ‘Space Notes’, Space Outlook, August 1977.

 

52. ‘Shelfspace: review, “The Iron Sun”, by Adrian Berry’, Space Outlook, August 1977.

 

53. ‘A Dust Cloud Orbiting the Sun?’, Griffith Observer, August 1977; reprinted Asgard, October 1977, ISTRA Journal, Summer 1982; illus. Gavin Roberts.

 

54. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Dust Cloud Orbiting the Sun’, Analog, August 1977.

 

55. ‘Shelfspace: review, “The High Frontier”, by Gerard K. O’Neill, Space Outlook, September 1977.

 

56. ‘The Case for the European Space Association’, New Europe, Winter 1977/78.

 

57. ‘The Rôle of Nonweiler Waverider Spacecraft in Exploring and Developing the Solar System’, L5 Society (Western Europe) Conference, 1977; reprinted (Part 1 only) Asgard, 1978; (in full) Spacereport, 1981; (abridged) Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, January 1982; (in full, updated), ISTRA Journal, Spring 1982.

 

58. ‘ASTRA in 1977, Companies Office report’, 1978.

 

59. ‘Beyond “Star Wars”’: reviews, “Star Wars” by George Lucas, “The Survival Game” by Colin Kapp, “Michaelmas” by Algis Budrys, “Alien Embassy” by Ian Watson, “Writers of the 21st Century, Vol. 1, Arthur C. Clarke”, “…Vol. 2, Isaac Asimov”, ed. Joseph D. Olander & Martin Harry Greenberg, Glasgow Herald, March 30th 1978.

 

60. ‘Starry-Eyed SF’, reviews of “If the Stars Are Gods” by Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund, “In the Ocean of Night” by Gregory Benford, “The Ophiuci Hotline” by John Varley, “The Far Call” by Gordon R. Dickson, “The Road to Corlay” by Richard Cowper, “Vertigo” by Bob Shaw, “The Dosadi Experiment” by Frank Herbert, “Dying of the Light” by George R.R. Martin, Glasgow Herald, December 28th, 1978.

 

61. ‘Past Contact and the Moving Caravan’, (guest chapter) in “Extraterrestrial Encounter”, 1979 (see Books).

 

62. ‘Space Notes’, Second Look, March 1979.

 

63. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Space’, Analog, March 1979.

 

64. ‘ASTRA in 1978, Companies Office report’.

 

65. ‘Are Humans a Protected Species?’, Second Look, June 1979. Translated as ‘Is Man a Protected Species?’ in “Neue Beweise”, 1979 (see Books); reprinted Mundo Desconocido, Spain, 1980, and in “Aus den Tiefen des Alls”, 1985 (see Books).

 

66. ‘Better if Savoured One Story at a Time’: reviews of “The Very Slow Time Machine” by Ian Watson, “The Stars in Shroud” by Gregory Benford, “Catface” by Clifford D. Simak, “The Great Dune Trilogy” by Frank Herbert, Glasgow Herald, July 19th 1979.

 

67. ‘SETI’, Astronomy Quarterly, (Scotland), Autumn 1979.

 

68. ‘The Politics of Near Space’, commissioned and accepted by George Hay for “Pulsar 2” (1979), not used because the series was terminated by Penguin and “Pulsar 2” used only fiction contributions; abridged in “The High Frontier”, Oct. 1979 (see Books), later version in The World and I, October 1987.

 

69. Captions, ‘The High Frontier – a Decade of Space Research’ exhibition, Third Eye Centre, Oct. 1979; reprinted in Spacereport, May 1982.

 

 

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