I have a sci-fi book from the 80's: Purnell's Book of Adventures in Space (ISBN 0361044070).

Many of the stories have kept in my mind for so many years, particularly "The Monsters":

From his bedroom window, Zek watched the great space battle in the skies.

The twist is that

the Monsters are Human Beings

Does anyone know the author's name?

  • That's not much of a twist, now is it? – Valorum Feb 6 '16 at 14:57

My research suggests that the authors of the various stories are Fred Baker, Malcolm Hulke, John Grant, David Meredith, William Hall, Sydney Bounds, George Beal and Jim Storrie.

I've seen multiple sources indicating that the author of the story "The Monsters" was Malcolm Hulke, of Doctor Who fame.

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  • The ISFDB concurs. Seems like a weird question, though. The OP has a copy of the book? The authors are not credited in the book? – user14111 May 17 '17 at 21:41
  • @user14111 - I seem to recall talking about this when the question first came up. If memory serves, the book doesn't credit individual authors for individual works. I believe the OP also didn't still have access to the book. – Valorum May 17 '17 at 21:44

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