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(1861-1943) US musician and author of Messages from Mars, by the Aid of the Telescope Plant (1892), in which a shipwrecked sailor, finding the eponymous plant on the mysterious Pacific Island of Roxana, is seized by the natives, who transport him to a Lost World where they demonstrate to him the use of the plant to maintain Communications with Mars. The civilization inhabiting Mars, which is described at length, is a technocratic, socialistic, peaceful Utopia; the contrasts with contemporary American civilization are savagely put. [JC]
Robert Dyer Braine
born Springfield, Ohio: 20 May 1861
died Springfield, Ohio: 24 July 1943
- Messages from Mars, by the Aid of the Telescope Plant (New York: J S Ogilvie, Publisher, 1892) [in the publisher's Peerless Series: pb/nonpictorial]
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