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Pedley, Hugh

(1852-1923) Canadian minister and author, whose Looking Forward: The Strange Experience of the Rev Fergus McCheyne (1913) is a Utopia set in the Near Future when the United Church of Canada – now established as the state religion – has brought peace to the land. Transportation has evolved rapidly, with sky trains traversing Canada. The protagonist, who has been in a state of self-induced Suspended Animation, admires this mild Canadian theocracy, and falls in love. [JC]

Reverent Hugh Pedley

born Chester-Le-Street, County Durham: 1852

died Knowlton, British Columbia: 26 July 1923



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 19:19 pm on 7 July 2022.