Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
A probable pseudonym of an unidentified UK author (? -? ) known only for a Lost World tale, The Land of the Living Dead: A Narrative of the Perilous Sojourn There of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835 (1897), set on an uncharted Island ruled by a tyrant – the Mighty Justin – who controls his subjects by possession of the antidote to the Poison gases emitted by the local volcano; this antidote, and other evidences, make it clear that the humans of 1835 are squatting in ruins (see Ruins and Futurity) left by an advanced ancient race (see Forerunners). [JC]
- The Land of the Living Dead: A Narrative of the Perilous Sojourn There of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835 (London: Henry J Drane, 1897) [hb/]
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