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Haining, Peter

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1940-2007) UK anthologist, almost all of whose extremely numerous publications, beginning with Devil Worship in Britain (anth 1964) with A V Sellwood, have been in the fields of horror and fantasy (see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy for these titles); his one novel, The Hero (1973), is a Near Future political thriller about the threat of a nuclear World War Three with China. Of his approximately 150 Anthologies, a few are of sf interest, including The Future Makers: A Selection of Science Fiction (anth 1968); The Dream Machines (anth 1972; vt The Dream Machines: An Eye-Witness History of Ballooning 1973), about Balloons; The H G Wells Scrapbook: Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century (anth 1978); The Jules Verne Companion (anth 1978); a set of Doctor Who Ties, beginning with Doctor Who – A Celebration: Two Decades Through Time and Space (1983) (see Doctor Who); Cyber-Killers (anth 1997) as by Ric Alexander. Most of his work is entertainingly selected, though his bibliographical scholarship, and his general accuracy, sometimes suffered from haste and inattention. [JC/DRL]

Peter Alexander Haining

born Enfield, Middlesex: 2 April 1940

died Boxford, Suffolk: 19 November 2007


  • The Hero (London: New English Library, 1973) [Heroes: hb/uncredited]

nonfiction (highly selected)

works as editor (highly selected)


as by Alfred Hitchcock


Doctor Who

individual titles as editor


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