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Dennis, Albert Nelson

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -?   ) US author of a Prehistoric SF novel with Lost Race implications, Anona of the Moundbuilders: A Story of Many Thousands of Years Ago (1920) with J Clarence Marple, set in Pre-Columbian North America, and giving an entirely imagined history of the Moundbuilder culture. The Moundbuilders, here known as the Ionenese, are an eight-foot tall, fair-skinned, deeply attractive race forced constantly to defend themselves – riding domesticated mastodons – against vicious, short, black invaders from the foetid south. But Anona converts her people to monotheism, which carries the day against the intruders (see Race in SF; Religion). The tale is perhaps unusual in the nakedness of its racial assumptions. [JC]

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