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Hodgson, John

(1881-1936) UK inventor and author, whose vision of various forms of Utopia via Time Travel, The Time-Journey of Dr. Barton. An Engineering and Sociological Forecast based on Present Possibilities (1929 chap), attractively posits a world delivered from excesses of Technology by a cadre of technocrats; The Great God WASTE (1933) is a less-fictionalized disquisition on some of the issues raised. [JC]

John Lawrence Hodgson

born Frizinghall, Bradford, Yorkshire: 1881

died Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire: 14 August 1936



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 06:51 am on 1 April 2023.