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Scott, Hugh

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) Scottish teacher, journalist and author most of whose work has been Fantasy and supernatural tales for the Young Adult market, beginning (after an untraced story which won the Women's Realm competition in 1982) with The Shaman's Stone (1988); tales for younger children are not listed below. Of sf interest is The Plant That Ate the World (1988), a Post-Holocaust tale set on an Island beset by a Monster, and Why Weeps the Brogan? (1989), also set after World War Three, with two children, who live in a Keep-like museum with spiders and other creatures, and who must come to terms with the unhuman, eponymous survivor. [JC]

Hugh Johnstone Scott

born Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

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