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Partington, Charles

Entry updated 19 December 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1940-2022) UK editor, publisher and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Manterville Inheritance" in Dark Things (anth 1971) edited by August Derleth. Several further stories appeared in various volumes of New Writings in SF edited by Kenneth Bulmer; "Narrative of Masks" appeared in New Worlds 9 (anth 1975). His only novel, the Young Adult Winter Hill (2015), deliberately evokes Alan Garner through scenes set around Alderley Edge; it was announced as the first volume of The Shadow of Noctiulus sequence, but no further titles appeared.

Partington was briefly involved with David Britton and Michael Butterworth in founding the Small Press publishing firm Savoy Books, but left early. His early engagement in UK Fandom led to work on the Fanzine Alien, and to Alien Worlds, whose solitary issue he produced and edited with Harry Nadler; while his involvement in various attempts, some of them based in Manchester, either to keep New Worlds active, or to continue in the same transgressive spirit under different names, led to his editorship of Something Else, a journal with high standards, distinguished contributors, but fatally no financial backing. [JC]

see also: L'Incroyable Cinema.

Charles Partington

born Salford, Greater Manchester: 24 July 1940

died Manchester, England: 20 September 2022


  • Winter Hill (Manchester, England: for the author, 2015) [illus/pb/Brin King]


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