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Turton, Godfrey

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1901-1985) UK author of such fantasies as The Devil's Churchyard (1970) and The Festival of Flora: A Story of Ancient and Modern Times (1972). He remains of some sf interest for There Was Once a City (1927), in which an ancient City is inundated through a Disaster whose causation is Equipoisal between supernatural hubris and natural cataclysm; and The Moon Dies (1972), a book-length blank-verse narrative (see Poetry) of the destruction of Earth's first Moon (broken apart by Gravity), the death of human civilization, and the survival of Noah. [JC]

Godfrey Edmund Turton

born Kildale, Yorkshire: 4 January 1901

died Oxford, Oxfordshire: 24 November 1985

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