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David Guy Compton (born August 9, 1930) is a British science fiction author who publishes by the name D.G. Compton.

Compton was born at London. He began publishing with his 1963 novel Medium for Murder. His 1968 novel The Steel Crocodile (alternate title The Electric Crocodile) was nominated for the Nebula Award, and his 1974 novel The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe was filmed as Death Watch by Bertrand Tavernier during 1980.

He was named the 2007 Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


  • Medium for Murder (1963)
  • The Silent Multitude (1966)
  • The Quality of Murder (also known as The Quality of Mercy, 1967)
  • Synthajoy (1968)
  • The Steel Crocodile (1968)
  • The Palace (1969)
  • Chronocules (1970, also known as Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Slides of Used Matchboxes, and Something that Might have been Castor Oil)
  • Farewell, Earth's Bliss (1971)
  • The Missionaries (1972)
  • The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (also known as The Unsleeping Eye and Death Watch; 1974)
  • A Usual Lunacy (1978)
  • Windows (1979)
  • Ascendancies (1980)
  • Scudder's Game (1988)
  • Ragnarok (with John Gribbin, 1991)
  • Nomansland (1993)
  • Justice City (1995)
  • Back of Town Blues (1997)

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