Henham, Ernest G

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(1870-1948) UK author whose first novel of genre interest after the marginal God, Man, & the Devil (1897), mostly notable for a final dream so terrible it kills the dreamer, was Tenebrae (1898), which features the depredations of a monstrous spider, as experienced by a madman. Bonanza: A Story of the Outside (1901) is a tale of the Arctic Gold Rush in which prospectors stumble across a valley protected by a magnetic Force Field; "Krum": A Study in Consciousness (1904) is a reincarnation fantasy; The Feast of Bacchus: A Study in Dramatic Atmosphere (1907) is a horror fantasy. After around 1907, Henham wrote almost exclusively as by John Trevena. Written in the Dust (coll 1910) includes "Bugs and Other Things", about ants taking revenge on a destructive human; novels of interest include Furze the Cruel (1907), a fantasy set in Dartmoor, and The Reign of the Saints (1911), an sf tale set 200-300 years in the distant Near Future at a point when an internally divided UK is threatened by revolutionary strife. [JC]

Thomas Ernest George Henham

born Lower Norwood, Surrey: 14 December 1870

died Ferndown, Dorset: 3 April 1948

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