Bird, Arthur

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(?   -?   ) US author whose Utopia, Looking Forward: A Dream of the United States of the Americas in 1999 (1899), taking off remotely from Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), is a Future History describing an America/UK joint imperium, with America taking the Western Hemisphere and Britain most of the rest. Technology has made great strides, Food Pills eliminate "wasteful, lengthy lunches", Communications have been established with Mars, and the lesser races of the world are held in check by American/UK control of the air (see Pax Aeronautica). Bird should not be confused with the composer Arthur Bird (1856-1923). [JC]

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