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Dawson, Les

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1931-1993) UK stand-up and television comedian, whose self-mocking, pantomime-based, "working-class" humour made a strong impact on a very wide audience; of his several novels, A Time Before Genesis: A Novel of the Future's Past (1986), a seriously overwritten Near Future tale dousing its sf elements in Horror tropes as the protagonists discover the true masters of the universe. [JC]

Leslie Dawson

born Manchester, England: 2 February 1931

died Manchester, England: 10 June 1993



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