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28 April 2017
Philip E(mpson) High was born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on this very day in 1914. At the age of thirteen, he chanced upon ed an imported copy of Astounding Stories, and was hooked on science fiction from that day forward. He served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, where he did his best to find copies of the American pulps, finally making his own first contribution to the field in 1955 with the story ‘Statics’ for Authentic Science Fiction #61. His subsequent writing career spanned over fifty years and encompassed fourteen novels and numerous short stories. He died in Canterbury, Kent, in 2006.
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