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Freeman, Gillian

Entry updated 13 May 2019. Tagged: Author.

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(1929-2019) UK author active from around 1955; she is of sf interest for The Leader (1966), set in the kind of Near Future Dystopian UK threatened, as not infrequently in novels of this category published in post-war UK, by the rise of a fascist nonentity through an increasingly ruthless exploitation of racial and ethnic prejudices to promote his Britain First party. The Undergrowth of Literature (1967), a nonfiction study of pornography in popular literature, makes reference to Comics, including Wonder Woman, but seems casually to accept Fredric Wertham as an objective commentator. [JC]

Gillian Freeman

born London: 5 December 1929

died London: 23 February 2019

works (highly selected)

  • The Leader (London: Anthony Blond, 1965) [hb/Alan Aldridge]



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