CONQUEST, Robert (George Robert Acworth)
   UK writer, poet, critic and editor, most active as an sf figure in the latter capacity, editing with Kingsley AMIS (whom see for details) the Spectrum ANTHOLOGIES , though some sf essays and reviews of interest appear in The Abomination of Moab (coll 1979), a non- fiction collection. RC was educated at Oxford (DLitt), was a member of the Diplomatic Corps 1946-56, and was later literary editor of the Spectator. He has an OBE. In addition to much poetry, political history and a non-sf novel, The Egyptologists (1965) with Amis, he published A World of Difference (1955), an sf tale whose complicated and discursive plot combines poltical (POLITICS) speculation with a remotely told scientific adventure centred on a new space drive destined to give humanity a chance to reach beyond the Solar System.
   Other work as editor: The Robert Sheckley Omnibus (coll 1973).

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  • Conquest, (George) Robert (Acworth) — (1917 )    Born at Malvern, Worcestershire, the son of a wealthy American father and English mother, he was educated at Winchester College, the University of Grenoble, and graduated M.A. in 1972 from Magdalen College, Oxford. He was awarded a… …   British and Irish poets

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