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Dixon, Royal

Entry updated 12 June 2020. Tagged: Author.

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(1885-1962) US child actor, botanist, journalist and author, known for having founded the First Church for Animal Rights in 1921 after publishing several books advocating a quasi-pantheistic devotion to all forms of life, beginning with The Human Side of Plants (1914). Of sf interest is The Ape of Heaven (1936), an Apes as Human tale in which a benevolent culture of white human-like apes is found in Africa, one of whom saves a missionary. [JC]

Royal Dixon

born Huntsville, Texas: 25 March 1885

died 4 June 1962

works (highly selected)

  • The Ape of Heaven (Dallas, Texas: Mathis, Van Nort and Company, 1936) [illus/hb/Chester Snowden]

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