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(? -? ) US author of The Invisibles (1903), narrated in retrospect from the Near Future, as an American-based secret society, The Invisible Hand, advances its plot to overthrow the Czarist government of Russia, aided by various Inventions of its Scientist membership, including an advanced submarine, which has been constructed by the Invisibles's leader, a Frenchman with Psi Powers whose resemblance to Jules Verne's Captain Nemo is not made less cartoonish by the fact that the submarine has been constructed with no access to the sea, deep Underground in the mysterious caverns of Tennessee, a Lost World full of relics of a giant predecessor culture. He survives the demolition of the conspiracy's headquarters (and the submarine); and plans to rebuild The Invisible Hand and continue its work, with the ultimate goal of creating an hierarchical republican government in Russia. [JC]
Edgar Earl Christopher
- The Invisibles (Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903) [illus/Winfield S Luken: hb/]
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