Bacheller, Irving

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(1859-1950) US journalist, media entrepreneur (founder of the Bacheller Syndicate, which marketed stories to newspapers) and author, most of his fiction being regional tales set in upper New York State. Of sf interest is his first novel, The Master of Silence: A Romance (1892), whose young protagonist, raised in isolation, becomes a Superman whose Superpowers include Telepathy, which proves a help to him as he is mute; the tale climaxes in New York where his angelic nature proves transformative. [JC]

Irving Addison Bacheller

born Pierrepont, New York: 26 September 1859

died White Plains, New York: 24 February 1950

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