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This was the first book I ever read. Being a young kid of nine into STAR WARS, I was fascinated by the cover which depicted two young suited teenagers emerging from a spaceship into hostile alien surroundings. The plot is fairly straight forward. A young boy and girl are marooned on a regularly meteor storm struck planet that they have christened Splatterbang with only a computer called Ego for company. It's a short book and written for a young audience and it delivers very well. As an adult, ...more
(1923–), British author of more than forty books and television scripts and a master of science fiction for children. Fisk, whose real name is David Higginbottom, grew up during the Second World War and served in the Royal Air Force. His autobiography, Pig Ignorant (1992), covers the years 1939–1941 and details his life in Soho, a bohemian section of London, where he played jazz in the evenings ...moreMore about Nicholas Fisk...