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(1912-2001) UK journalist, editor and author, involved with the magazine Punch 1949-1964, and drama critic for the Financial Times 1964-1980. Of sf interest are Cabinet Pudding (1967), a Near Future Satire in which the UK Prime Minister in 1996 is a marijuana-smoking West Indian; and The Colonists from Space (1979), in which an Invasion by Aliens begins in the Cotswolds in southern England. Bertram Alfred Young was appointed OBE in 1980. [JC]
born London: 12 January 1912
died Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: 17 September 2001
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 15:57 pm on 23 May 2022.