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Burton, S H

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(1919-2005) UK author – principally of school textbooks – and anthologist, of sf relevance for his compilation Science Fiction (anth 1967). This includes an introductory essay and a glossary, and is intended for high-school students. Selected stories range from Robert A Heinlein's "Requiem" (January 1940 Astounding) to John Brunner's "The Windows of Heaven" (May 1956 New Worlds as "Two by Two"; vt in No Future in It, coll 1962).

Burton also published under the name Sam Holroyd, used for the supernatural anthology Ghosts 3 (1974) and the haunted-house novel Tibb's House (1977). [JC/DRL]

Samuel Holroyd Burton

born Caverswall, Staffordshire: 30 November 1919

died 13 April 2005

works (highly selected)

  • Tibb's House (London: New English Library, 1977) as Sam Holroyd [pb/W F Phillipps]

works as editor

  • Science Fiction (London: Longmans, 1967) [anth: in the publisher's The Heritage of Literature series: hb/]
  • Ghosts 3 (London: Macmillan/Topliners, 1974) as Sam Holroyd [anth: pb/]
  • Eight Ghost Stories (Harlow, Essex: Addison Wesley Longman, 1990) [anth: in the publisher's Structural Readers series: pb/]
  • Six Ghost Stories (London: Penguin, 2000) [anth: in the publisher's Penguin Readers series: pb/]


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