(1915-1998) South-African born writer and professor of education, in the UK from well before World War Two; he published several articles with an sf focus in journals such as Extrapolation and Riverside Quarterly. Of interest to sf readers among his fourteen books is Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies (1968). Primarily concerned with literary versions of the shape the future may take, it assembles its materials mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, sometimes from books not well known to sf readers. It is not a critical work, and the material in its wide range seems sometimes to be merely cited rather than digested; it is, nevertheless, a useful work of scholarship. [PN]
see also: Critical and Historical Works About SF; Utopias.
Walter Harry Green Armytage
born Kimberley, South Africa: 22 November 1915
died Sheffield, South Yorkshire: 13 June 1998
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