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Spencer, Colin

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Artist, Author.

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(1933-    ) UK painter and author, active in the latter capacity from 1955, his short stories and novels almost never edging into the fantastic. Of sf interest is Asylum (1966), a Satire set in very Near Future Britain seen in Absurdist SF terms as exactly an asylum, one in which – in a manner similar to the Theatre of the Absurd – extravagant behaviours are staged, and theatricals ritually enacted, including a tri-annual Wild Hunt [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Colin Spencer

born London: 1933

works (highly selected)

  • Asylum (London: Anthony Blond, 1966) [hb/Colin Spencer]


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