Nicholas Mosley (1923-2017) was a British novelist known for his experimental and philosophical writing. He was the author of several books, including the acclaimed 'Accident' and 'Hopeful Monsters', which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1990. Mosley was also the eldest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, a British politician and leader of the British Union of Fascists, and his first wife, Lady Cynthia Mosley. Despite his father's controversial legacy, Nicholas Mosley's literary career was distinguished by his own intellectual and artistic pursuits.
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"Hopeful Monsters" is a novel that explores the lives of two intellectuals, a German physicist and a British anthropologist, against the backdrop of the political and scientific upheavals of the 20th century. Their personal journeys and love story are intertwined with their pursuit of understanding in the realms of physics, biology, and anthropology, as they grapple with issues such as quantum mechanics, genetics, and the nature of consciousness. The narrative also delves into the moral and ethical challenges posed by the rise of fascism and the advent of the atomic bomb.