Batchelor, John M

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(?   -?   ) US author whose nonfantastic novel, A Strange Conflict (1888), is directly sequeled by A Strange People (1888), a Lost Race tale set in the depths of Mexico where tourists discover a hidden world inhabited by Robot (or robot-like) giants (see Great and Small). They are long-lived bronze Telepathic figures who have created a Utopia, clearly based on Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), but in this case made real through pure mental power. They send the visitors back into the world to proselytize. [JC]

John M Batchelor

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Strange

  • A Strange Conflict (New York: J S Ogilvie, 1888) [in the publisher's Fireside series: Strange: pb/uncredited]
  • A Strange People (New York: J S Ogilvie, 1888) [in the publisher's Fireside series: Strange: pb/uncredited]

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