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Burgess, Eric

(1912-1995) UK author, always in collaboration with Arthur Friggens, of several sf novels for Robert Hale Limited, none being remarkable in content. Anti-Zota (1973) revolves around conflict between the short-lived and the long-lived (see Immortality) in the Far Future. Arguably the Mortorio books – Mortorio (1973) and Mortorio Two (1975), where Mortorio is a planet mysteriously capable of resisting exploitation by Earth – stand out from the crowd.

This author should not be confused with Eric Burgess (1920-2005), a consultant and journalist involved in the early space programme. [JC/DRL]

Eric Alexander Burgess

born London: 20 September 1912

died Southampton, Hampshire: March 1995




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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 14:43 pm on 25 May 2022.