Colin Kapp


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
April 03, 1928

Died
August 03, 2007

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Colin Derek Ivor Kapp was a popular UK science fiction author, but one who never became a success in the USA. He was active, though not prolific, as an author in the 1960s through to the 1980s.

He is best known for his "Unorthodox Engineers" stories, which recount an eccentric group of engineers, who accomplish impossible feats of engineering against all odds.

Pen names: Colin Papp, Colin Capp.

Average rating: 3.59 · 959 ratings · 109 reviews · 46 distinct works
Patterns Of Chaos

3.60 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1972 — 16 editions
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The Chaos Weapon

3.64 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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The Ion War

3.52 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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The Unorthodox Engineers

3.96 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Search for the Sun (Cagewor...

3.34 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Survival Game

3.91 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1976 — 5 editions
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The Wizard of Anharitte

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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Manalone

3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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The Lost Worlds of Cronus

3.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions
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Transfinite Man

3.48 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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“Perhaps it started as a whisper in some white wilderness ... ' Jaycee's voice.
The pain and the consciousness flooded back as the semantic trigger threw off the protective blackout. The mongol's eyes widened, and a vicious thrust to the solar plexus made Bron scream with what little breath he still retained.
' ... a broken body, cradled in cold, crying futility unto a futile wind.'
'Jaycee, for God's sake stop it! Let me go.' He made no attempt at subvocalizing. It was as much as he could do to form the words at all. She was playing with him, deliberately using the trigger to keep him conscious so that his awareness of the torment would continue. Again and again the blows fell savagely.
' ... the mind mazed not by the searing steel, the nibbling nerve ... '
'Jaycee, in the name of pity!' He no longer cared whether he lived or died. All he wanted was release from the scientific and merciless battering which his body was taking.
' ... some maimed martyr, crazed upon the cross, held up his head and cried unto the heavens: LORD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Colin Kapp, Patterns Of Chaos

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