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Hillman, Harry W

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(1870-?   ) US engineer – employed in various capacities by the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York – and author, most of whose nonfiction described existing, soon-to-exist and possible innovations in the use of electricity; his Utopia, Looking Forward: The Phenomenal Progress of Electricity in 1912 (1906), views with a hearty fictionalizing touch much of the same material. It shares tone and some plot elements with Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), and can almost be read as an example of the Sequel by Other Hands. [JC]

Harry W Hillman

born Manchester City, New Jersey: 3 August 1870

died 30 August [year undetermined]



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