Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1852-1903) German soldier and journalist who spent much of his career in the US, usually as a foreign correspondent for German papers; his sf novel, The Equalities of Para-Para, Written from the Dictations of George Rambler, M.D., F.R.G.S. (1895), set in a hidden, egalitarian Lost World in darkest Africa, is a Satire on the uniformitarian implications of a socialist Utopia whose egalitarianism is enforced by surgery designed to standardize the populace, though inter alia there are moments when Para-Para seems almost attractive. [JC]
born Brandenburg, Germany: 1852
died New York: 8 February 1903
- The Equalities of Para-Para, Written from the Dictations of George Rambler, M.D., F.R.G.S. (Chicago, Illinois: Schuldt-Gathmann Company, 1895) [in the publisher's Progressive Series sequence: pb/uncredited]
previous versions of this entry