Gateway Essentials: Philip E. High

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’ forĀ 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.

For those looking to explore his work, we recommend the Gateway Essentials:


You can find more of Philip E. High’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

About Darren Nash

I'm Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that - mysteriously - doesn't appear on any official maps. Possibly. View all posts by Darren Nash → This entry was posted in Anniversaries, Authors, Essentials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.