Educated Imperial College, London (BSc 1st class honours, Physics and Mathematics, 1964; PhD, Theory of Elementary Particles, 1967) . During the 1960s, Fraser wrote some short-story fiction as a hobby. By 1970 Fraser combined two very different interests by becoming a reporter for Computer Weekly and later returned to science as an in-house writer and editor at major laboratories. From 1980-2002 Fraser was Editor of CERN Courier, the monthly magazine of the international high energy physics community. He has given talks at university science departments, in a mosque, and for TV programmes.