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Harris, J Henry

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1875-1962) UK author whose uneasily fin-de-siècle sf novel, A Romance in Radium (1906), follows the investigative journey to Earth of a feathered and winged female Alien named Ma-Myliita, a member of the angel-like Murani from 100,000,000 miles away; her people are confused as to why Murani visitors, who arrived 5000 years earlier, remained on our planet and became mortal. The answer is Sex – or, as Harris puts it, marriage. Angels, it seems, cannot get enough of marriage. [JC]

John Henry Harris

born Birmingham, England: 10 September 1875

died Woking, Surrey: 18 March 1962

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