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]
born Manchester, England: 2 February 1931
died Manchester, England: 10 June 1993
- A Time Before Genesis: A Novel of the Future's Past (London: Elm Tree Books, 1986) [hb/]
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