Pauline Ashwell is the best known pseudonym of British science fiction author Pauline Whitby (born 1928).:370 She has also written under the names Paul Ashwell and Paul Ash.
Ashwell published her first story, "Invasion from Venus", when she was only 14 years old.:370 It appeared in the July 1942 issue of an obscure British science fiction magazine, Yankee Science Fiction, under the name Paul Ashwell.:370