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Murray, V T

Entry updated 26 September 2020. Tagged: Author.

(1874-1956) UK journalist, playwright and author of an Equipoisal fantasy/Scientific Romance, The Rule of the Beasts (1925), in which a homiletic journal, beginning in 1933 just as a terminal World War Two breaks out, has been discovered in the fortieth century, when it is presented with scholarly interpolations (see Ruins and Futurity) to a vast audience. The journal goes on to describe Ruined Earth vistas, moving into the territory of the classic Beast Fable [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], as God appoints the animals – through the inspired Invention of a Communications device – to teach the human survivors of the terrible war how to live better by making proper use of pre-Disaster Technology, including the secret of long life. Murray also edited anonymously a horror anthology, Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (anth 1937). [JC]

Violet Torlesse Holland Murray

born Petworth, Sussex: 27 March 1874

died Coulsdon: Surrey: 27 October 1956


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