Sea-Horse In The Sky Author:Edmund Cooper Synopsis, and Arthur C. Clarke quote: "He writes with great skill and authority."
(Should have added "...even though he has little feel for the Science Fiction genre.")
Copywrite 1969. My guess is that Cooper just jumped on the S/F bandwagon that was going on during this era of "The Race for Space." (I'm still scratching my head over the nifty title.) Real S/F buffs should have this stilted British author in their collection for historical purposes.