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William F. Temple

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William F. Temple

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Full Name: William Frederick Temple
Born: March 9, 1914
Woolwich, London, England, UK
Died: July 15, 1989
Folkestone, Kent, England, UK
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: British


William Frederick Temple was a British science fiction writer, best known for novel-turned-film Four Sided Triangle.

Temple was a member of the British Interplanetary Society, the editor of their journal Bulletin, and involved in science fiction fandom before writing.

Prior to World War II, Temple shared a flat in London with fellow science fiction fans Arthur C. Clarke and Maurice K. Hanson. Temple wrote a gently humorous, semi-autobiographical account of this time, called Bachelor Flat, in the 1940s but failed to find a publisher. It was eventually printed in the collection 88 Gray's Inn Road: A Living-Space Odyssey (2000).

His first published science fiction work was the SF-horror short story "The Kosso", published in the anthology Thrills (1935). He went on to publish other works in amateur and professional magazines over the next few years. Service in World War II interrupted his writing career. After the war, he wrote novels and resumed publishing work in magazines, at a steady rate until about 1970.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 British Library Science Fiction Classics

 3. (1966)

 Galaxy Science Fiction

 9. (1949)