- TILLYARD, Aelfrida (Catherine Wetenhall)
- (1883-?)UK writer first known for editing Cambridge Poets 1910-1913 (anth 1913), but perhaps best remembered for her 2 sf novels. Set after a series of HOLOCAUSTS, Concrete: A Story of Two Hundred Years Hence (1930) contrasts an irreligious DYSTOPIA, which holds under its sway most of the civilized world, with a pious island UTOPIA; there is much action. Interestingly, one of the rulers of the dystopia, the head of the Ministryof Reason, goes by the name of Big Brother. The Approaching Storm (1932) more conventionally posits a left-wing dictatorship in the UK.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.