(1886-1972) US editor and author, mostly of popular American history; he was related to the Francis Rufus Bellamy who wrote "The Pledge of Allegiance" (September 1892 Youth's Companion). In his sf novel Atta: A Novel of a Most Extraordinary Adventure (1953) a man is struck by lightning and, after shrinking (see Miniaturization) until just half an inch (12 mm) tall, combines forces with a warrior ant by the name of Atta. [JC]
see also: Near Future.
Francis Rufus Bellamy
born New Rochelle, New York: 24 December 1886
died Waltham, Massachusetts: 2 February 1972
Previous versions of this entry