Hilary Bailey spent her early life between two Kent air fields during the Battle of Britain then move to London in time for the start of the bombing. She attended eleven schools, the reason, she alleges, why she never learned to spell properly or use the semi-colon. She is divorced and has three grown-up children. From 1972-5 she edited the science fiction magazine New Worlds, and from 1979-87 was a regular fiction reviewer for The Guardian. Her first novel was published in 1975 and was followed by the others. Her most recent novel, a return to science fiction, is Frankenstein’s Bride.
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