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Brown, Charles R

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -?   ) UK author of at least two sf tales; others may not have been identified.

In the anonymous A Man from the Moon (1870 chap), a mountain climber, resting at the summit of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes, encounters a man from the Moon who tells him that humanity is part but not necessarily the peak of Evolution, and who decries the feeble arguments of human Religions against this fact. When the climber asks him "Are we like the beasts that perish then?", the "Lunar Excursionist" responds, "We are the beasts that perish." The secular tone of this booklet marks it off from most pre-twentieth century tales featuring wise advice from Aliens.

The eponymous Invention in The Disintegrator: A Romance of Modern Science (1891) with Arthur Morgan disintegrates matter through vibrations, while instantaneously transmitting and reintegrating it elsewhere (see Matter Transmission), in a manner that suggests an occult explanation. [JC]

Charles R Brown




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