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Pall Mall Budget, The

Entry updated 14 March 2015. Tagged: Publication.

UK magazine, edited by C Lewis Hind and others. Weekly, 3 October 1868 to 27 December 1894; later incorporated into The New Budget. Pall Mall Budget, nominally a weekly digest of newspaper articles from the Pall Mall Gazette, had negligible sf content until C Lewis Hind, himself a minor fantasy author, persuaded H G Wells to write a series of short stories. These appeared in 1894 under the general heading "Single Sitting Stories" and were collected, with additional material, in Wells's The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (coll 1895). Earlier, the magazine had also published Wells's influential essay on one possible Posthuman state, "The Man of the Year Million" (6 November 1893). [JE/DRL]

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