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Carter, Tremlett

Entry updated 17 January 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1866-1903) Indian-born author, in the UK from childhood, whose works include at least one technical study of electrical machinery, and The People of the Moon (1895), an sf novel containing a narrative of life inside the hollow Moon that has been conveyed by Antigravity device to a man on Earth. Within the Moon may be found Monsters galore, Airships, Food Pills, Force Fields that – anticipating Frank Herbert's Dune (1965) – block only fast-moving objects, Matter Transmission; all imbued with an intense Planetary Romance atmosphere in which the exploits of the narrator, Prince Indra, take on a romantic glow. [JC]

Edward Tremlett Carter

born Calcutta, India: 1866

died Clevedon, Somerset: 16 April 1903

works (selected)

  • The People of the Moon (London: "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company, 1895) [illus/hb/A d'Aguilcourt]

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