Publisher:Hamlyn

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British publishing company founded by Paul Hamlyn in 1950, although didn't publish much SF till the second half of the 1970s. Mostly paperbacks, but did some hardcover reference works too. Now part of the Octopus Publishing Group, owned by Hachette Livre.

Usual ISBN prefix 0600, but also shares the 00993 prefix with Arrow and Legend.

The Venture SF Series is detailed on the Arrow page.

Trademark

The trademark was originally filed on 11th June 1975 and published 17th May 1978.
On 31st January 1992, the trademark was assigned in full from The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, Orbit House, 9 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AR.
On 26 February 1998, the trademark was assigned in full from "Reed International books Ltd" to Reed Consumer Books Ltd" by Egmont UK Limited, 239 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SA.
On 16 June 2000, the trademark was assigned in full from Reed Consumer Books Limited, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RB to "FB & B Limited".
Current owner: Octopus Publishing Group Limited, 2-4 Heron Quays, London, E14 4JB with an effective assignment date of 10th May 2000. Source: UK Intellectual Property Office


Addresses

  • 1978: "Hamlyn Paperbacks are published by the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex, England". [1]
  • 1983: "Hamlyn Paperbacks are published by the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex, England". [2]
  • 1985: "A HAMLYN PAPERBACK: Published by Arrow Books Limited, 17-21 Conway Street, London W1P 6JD: A division of the Hutchinson Publishing Group". [4]

The 1981 Duncton Wood edition [3] states that the Paperback Division is: Hamlyn Paperbacks, Banda House, Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0LE. This is the only publication checked so far that didn't have "HAMLYN SCIENCE FICTION" on the cover. BLongley 16:23, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Verification Sources

1. ^  Beyond the Barrier by Damon Knight published 1978

2. ^  More Things in Heaven by John Brunner published 1983

3. ^  Duncton Wood by William Horwood published 1981

4. ^  Starhunt by David Gerrold published 1985

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