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(1862-1943) UK artist, the foremost illustrator of sf in the pages of Pearson's Magazine and Pearson's Weekly 1896-1903. He contributed 66 illustrations to the latter's original serialization of The War of the Worlds (April-December 1897 Pearson's Weekly; 1898; with epilogue cut 1898) by H G Wells. Other work appeared in The Strand Magazine and Boys' Own Paper (see Boys' Papers) Goble also illustrated several sf and fantasy stories by George Griffith and Fred M White, as well as the Lost-Race novel The Oracle of Baal: A Narrative of Some Curious Events in the Life of Professor Horatio Carmichael, M.D. (1896) by J Provand Webster.
Goble abandoned sf illustration in 1903 to concentrate on colour-plate gift books (mostly for children) in the manner of Edmund Dulac (1882-1953); he was the resident illustrator of such books at the London publisher Macmillan from 1909. [RD/DRL]
born London: 22 November 1862
died Surrey: 22 January 1943
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
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