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Crawshay-Williams, Eliot

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of Leonard Eliot Crawshay Williams (1879-1962) – when he adopted the hyphenation is uncertain – UK politician (Liberal Member of Parliament 1910-1913) who saw active service in World War One, and author whose Night in No Time: A Novel (1946) is a Timeslip fantasy. His Time Paradox story, "The Man Who Met Himself" (in The Man Who Met Himself and Other Stories, coll 1947), deals with the familiar sf trope of encountering an older/younger version of oneself; other tales of interest in this volume include "The Strange Sight of John Smith", whose protagonist uses X-ray vision (see Rays) to detect his wife's lover. The Wolf from the West: Tracing the Glorious Tragedy of Glyndwr (1947) is another Timeslip tale, whose protagonist finds himself in the world of Owen Glendower. [DRL/JC/JE]

Leonard Eliot Crawshay Williams

born Kensington, Middlesex [now London]: 4 September 1879

died Kent: 11 May 1962

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