The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
Institute of English Studies (London University), ABA
University of London’s Senate House
As a child Philip Harbottle, born in 1941, devoured the “Daily Mirror’s” comic strip adventures of Garth (unaware he was destined to script it five decades later)! Collecting and researching post-war British science fiction led to his publishing “The Multi-Man” (1968), a study of the noted pulp writer John Russell Fearn, and to editing the magazine “Vision of Tomorrow” in 1969. His latest non-fiction book is “Vultures of the Void: The Legacy” (2011). Harbottle will talk about British science fiction in the post-war period, and there is absolutely no-one who knows more on his subject.