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Porter, Peter

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1929-2010) Australian editor and poet, in UK from 1951, prolifically active from 1958; two of his 1960s poems appear in Edward Lucie-Smith's early sf Poetry selection Holding Your Eight Hands (anth 1969). He is of further sf interest for one volume, Mars (coll 1988 chap), heavily illustrated by the Australian painter Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), where a sometimes heavily metaphorical Mars serves as venue and premise for witty and loaded excursions in the direction of the Near Future. [JC]

Peter Nevill Frederick Porter

born Brisbane, Queensland: 16 February 1929

died London: 23 April 2010

works (highly selected)

  • Mars (London: Andre Deutsch, 1988) [poetry: coll: chap: illus/hb/Arthur Boyd]

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