(1875-1965) South African editor, screenwriter for silent films and author, a periodic UK resident, whose The Night of the World (1944), centres on a Timeslip in a Lost World oasis peopled by figures from other ages, the whole being haunted by the course of World War Two. The Maniac's Dream: A Novel of the Atomic Bomb (1946) is of more direct sf interest, being one of the first post-Hiroshima Future-War novels to respond to the threat of nuclear Holocaust, though in this case without much grounding in scientific realities, with the Earth potentially knocked out of orbit by a nuclear bomb, and more than one Mad Scientist promulgating atheism. [JE/JC]
see also: Crime and Punishment.
Frederick Horace Vincent Rose
born Port Alfred, Cape Colony [now South Africa]: 7 July 1875
died East London, South Africa: 22 January 1965
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