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De Mar, Val

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of Swedish-born author John W Hultberg (1872-1951), in the US from early adulthood, father of the abstract expressionist painter John Hultberg (1922-2005). He is of sf interest for Dead Men's Shoes; Or, the One Hundred Per Cent Inheritance Tax (coll of linked stories 1920), a group of stories linked by the telepsychophone, a Communications device which, as the word implies, allows various individuals to link their minds together. The tales thus enabled include "Democracy Come True", a Utopia set in 2000, along with other sf stories. [JC]

John W Hultberg

born Sweden: 14 April 1872

died 1 November 1951

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