- JAMESON, (Margaret) Storm
- (1891-1986) UK novelist, the first woman to gain a BA from Leeds University (1912), known mainly for family-chronicle novels such as those assembled as The Triumph of Time (omni 1932). Her sf novels derive from her interest in the POLITICS of change, and extrapolate extremist political "solutions" into the NEAR FUTURE. In the Second Year (1936) projects a fascist UK. In Then We Shall Hear Singing (1942) a victorious German Reich dominates an unnamed country, but is unable to eliminate theresistance of the individual consciousness (HITLER WINS). Set after an off-stage atomic HOLOCAUST, The Moment of Truth (1949) describes a UK ruled by communists. Only in The World Ends (1937) as by William Lamb does SJ permit herself some elegiac tranquillity: in this novel the world endsquietly (but thoroughly) flooded, and a patriarchy comes into being.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.