Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1934- ) UK author in whose sf novel, The Survivors (1965), an assorted group of folk hang on in a Cornish cave after China starts World War Three. A nonfiction (and significantly unliterary) study, Three Tomorrows: American, British and Soviet Science Fiction (1980), treats the genre as a forum, defined – according to the sociological principles of Karl Mannheim (1893-1947), author of Ideologie und Utopie (1929; trans Louis Writh and Edward Shils as Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge 1936) – for predictive utterances that illustrate national characters. [JC]
John Charles Griffiths
- The Survivors (London: Collins, 1965) [hb/]
- Three Tomorrows: American, British and Soviet Science Fiction (London: Macmillan, 1980) [nonfiction: hb/]
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