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Curtis, Philip

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1920-2012) UK teacher and author who is best known for the Mr Browser sequence of Young Adult sf novels, beginning with Mr Browser and the Brain Sharpeners (1979; vt Invasion of the Brain Sharpeners 1981), which comically, though sometimes pedantically, engage teachers and others with various challenges, some of them instigated by Aliens. The eponymous villains of Mr Browser and the Space Maggots (1989) are for instance responsible for the environmental deterioration of planet Earth towards the end of the twentieth century. [JC]

Philip Delacourt Curtis

born Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex: 23 June 1920

died Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex: 10 October 2012

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