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Gale, Oliver Marble

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(1876-1943) US author of some sf interest for Carnack – The Life-Bringer: The Story of a Dawn Man Told by Himself (1928), an example of Prehistoric SF whose protagonist, a Prometheus figure, sometimes resembles Tarzan (see Edgar Rice Burroughs). In the end, his innovations are too much for the proto-humans who surround him, and he is driven into exile with his woman, in scenes explicitly evoking Adam and Eve. [JC]

Oliver Marble Gale

born Illinois: 2 April 1876

died San Francisco, California: 29 July 1943

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