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Dowding, Henry Wallace

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1867-1938) UK-born clergyman and author, in the US from 1889, most active in the 1920s. His sf novel, The Man from Mars, or Service, for Service's Sake (1910), is occupied for much of its length with its protagonist's search for a McGuffin document, but shifts in its later moments to be a long description, on the part of the protagonist's employer, of his time on Mars, which planet is small, quite close to Earth, and Utopian. [JC/SH]

Henry Wallace Dowding

born Bath, Somerset: 21 February 1867 [1866 is possible but not likely]

died Norfolk, Virginia: 1 March 1938



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