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Clyde, Irene

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK lawyer and author Thomas Baty (1869-1954), in Japan from 1916. Of sf interest is Beatrice the Sixteenth (1909), whose protagonist, Mary Hatherley, travels back through time (see Time Travel) discovers in a Lost World an egalitarian Utopia inhabited by Amazons; Genders are no longer recognized, and the diction in which the story itself is told lacks all masculine or feminine identifiers. Hatherley eventually marries a native woman. [JC]

Thomas Baty

born Stanwix, Cumberland: 8 February 1869

died Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: 9 February 1954



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