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Mitchison, G R

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1894-1970) UK politician, lawyer and author, usually known as Dick Mitchison, married to Naomi Mitchison. He is of sf interest for a Near Future Utopia, The First Workers' Government; Or, New Times for Henry Dubb (1934), which treats the ascent of socialism with favour. Connected thematically with this was the slightly earlier Banking (Being a Chapter from the History of the 1935 Socialist Government, Written in 1970) (1933 chap), a short Future History. Mitchison was made a Life Peer in 1964. [JC]

Baron Gilbert Richard Mitchison

born Staines, Surrey: 23 March 1894

died London: 14 February 1970



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