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Timlin, William M

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author, Artist.

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(1892-1943) UK-born architect, illustrator and author, in South Africa from 1912. The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy (graph 1923), his only fiction, is more fantasy than sf, though it does describe in glowing detail the fitting up of a Spaceship and its trip to Mars, where extravagant Monsters are encountered. But Timlin's astonishingly evocative illustrations to the text – for which the original quarto edition of the book is now heavily collected – strongly underline the surreal nature of the tale. An unpublished second tale, «The Building of a Fairy City», which contains a portrait of Utopia, was left uncomplete at Timlin's death. [JC]

William Mitcheson Timlin

born Ashington, Northumberland: 11 April 1892

died Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa: 7 June 1943

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