First: Where does the name HEAVEN 17 come from ?

Quoting: "SF-references-in-music List" by Rich Kulawiec

Heaven 17:
This band took their name from a band mentioned in "Clockwork Orange".
"Let's All Make A Bomb" from their "Penthouse And Pavement" LP
is about The Bomb and nuclear war, but is apparently not too SF-ish.
See also "Five Minutes To Midnight", on the same theme.

"Clockwork Orange" is written by Anthony Burgess. A great story !

The history : a text collection

HEAVEN 17 : LETS ALL MAKE A BOMB/ SNAP153CD released 2003

Pop Super Stars Annual 1984

Human League biography (1982)

Heaven 17 - Biography from "The Encyclopedia Of Classic 80`s Pop"

Heaven 17 Biography from "HEAVEN 17 - THE BEST OF - LIVE"

Heaven 17 Biography from "HEAVEN 17 - TEMPTATION"

Heaven 17 Biography in "The Many Faces Of Pop" yearbook 1984

Heaven 17 Biography from "TEMPTATION - HEAVEN 17 LIVE IN CONCERT"

Heaven 17 Biography from "HOW LIVE IS"

The very beginnings of Heaven 17 - from Retox/Detox

BIOGRAPHY from songbook to "The Luxury Gap"

Higher and Higher - In their own words

History as written in CD Virgin 863062

History as written in CD Virgin 402238

Orchestrations of the Electronic Revolution

Heaven 17 - Biography

Collection of some band names before Heaven 17: