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Hilliers, Ashton

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK businessman, zoologist and author Henry Marriage Wallis (1854-1941), Honorary Curator of Zoology (Vertebrates) at Reading Museum in England in the early twentieth century; his Prehistoric SF tale, The Master-Girl (1910), features, unusually, a female protagonist who carries most of the action, creates the necessary Inventions, and founds a warrior band of Amazons [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Henry Marriage Wallis

born Ipswich, Suffolk: 19 January 1854

died Reading, Berkshire: 10 November 1941


  • The Master-Girl (London: Methuen and Co, 1910) [illus/hb/Arthur H Buckland]


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