Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Simpson, N F

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(1919-2011) UK dramatist and novelist, most famous for One Way Pendulum: A Farce in a New Dimension (produced 1959; 1960), which depicts a surreal Wonderland vision of English suburban life; characters include a young man who is teaching 500 talking-weight machines to sing the Hallelujah Chorus. A Resounding Tinkle (produced 1971) features Absurdist problems (see Absurdist Fantasy) with an elephant which is too large. NFS's only novel, Harry Bleachbaker (1976), describes attempts to rescue a man who has been drowning for months in the Mediterranean. [JC]

Norman Frederick Simpson


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.