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Escott, T H S

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(1844-1924) UK editor, of The Fortnightly Review 1882-1886, journalist and author, active from 1865; he published several volumes of nonfiction about the Victorian era and its major figures. Of sf interest is A Trip to Paradoxia and Other Humours of the Hour: Being Contemporary Pictures of Social Fact and Political Fiction (coll 1899), the title story of which describes a Fantastic Voyage to a Wonderland [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], and other mild Satires set in the Near Future. [JC]

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott

born Taunton, Somerset: 6 June 1844

died Hove, Sussex: 13 June 1924

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