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Robertson, E Arnot

Working name of UK author and broadcaster Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson (1903-1961), best known for such non-sf novels as Four Frightened People (1931), whose protagonists find themselves making their way through a tropical jungle. It was written to contrast with her earlier Scientific Romance, Three Came Unarmed (1929), which, in a striking attack on modern civilization, exposes three enfants sauvages from the Far East to contemporary England; they are in fact examples of homo superior (see Evolution; Superman), but England destroys them. [JC]

Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson

born Dorking, Surrey: 20 January 1903

died London: 21 September 1961



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 01:17 am on 25 April 2024.