Brydges, Harold

Tagged: Author

Working name of UK author James Howard Bridge (1856-1939), in USA from early manhood, whose A Fortnight in Heaven: An Unconventional Romance (1886) conflates sf and the occult in a manner common to much late nineteenth-century work. Able to send his spirit through Time and space, Captain Grizzle visits the planet Jupiter a century hence, finding the civilization there to be an expanded version of life on Earth, with Airships and other evidences of advanced Technology; but the society as a whole, which is treated Satirically, is a reductio ad absurdum of current arguments for socialism (Karl Marx is cited pejoratively). Bridge himself went on to write The History of the Carnegie Steel Company: An Inside Review of its Humble Origin and Impressive Growth (1903). [JC]

James Howard Bridge

born 1856

died 1939

works

links

Previous versions of this entry

Website design and build: STEEL

Site ©2011 Gollancz, SFE content ©2011 SFE Ltd.