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Armstrong, C Wicksteed

Entry updated 22 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1871-1963) UK author who worked for some years as a schoolteacher in South America. His first sf novel, The Yorl of the Northmen, or The Fate of the English Race: Being the Romance of a Monarchical Utopia (1892) as by Charles Strongi'th'arm, envisions a feudal and Eugenics-dominated world partially modelled on the works of William Morris. Armstrong's second novel, Paradise Found, or Where the Sex Problem Has Been Solved (A Story from South America) (1936), uncovers once again a Utopia founded on eugenic principles, this time in South America. Survival of the Unfittest (1927; rev 1931) is a nonfiction study of Evolution which argues that socialism, which weakens the social fibre of a nation, is against nature. Armstrong also planned to found the first eugenics colony in Brazil in 1933. [JC]

Charles Wicksteed Armstrong

born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: 9 August 1871

died probably Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 1963




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