Colossus, a thrilling novel by D.F. Jones, which deals with the ongoing battle – both physical and philosophical – between man and machine, is now published by Venture Press, and addresses the author’s own apprehensive attitude towards our future. His message is still as poignant and moving today and when the novel was originally published in 1966.


‘Full marks for this technological horror story. A combination of cybernetics and suspense that adds up to real SF’ – Sunday Citizen


‘A whip-cracker…’ – Chicago Tribune


‘It chilled my blood’ – The Yorkshire Post


‘Horrifying instalment of the man vs. machine competition’ – New York Times

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D F Jones

D F Jones

Dennis Feltham Jones was a British Science Fiction author; he was a Naval Commander in World War II, and lived in Cornwall until his death in 1981. His writings dealt with the ongoing battle – both physical and philosophical – between man and machine. He is perhaps most famous for his Colossus series, which was translated to the big screen in 1970 for the film Colossus: The Forbin Project, which was well received by critics, and was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1971.

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