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Jackson, Edward Payson

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1839-1905) Turkish-born US educator and author, of missionary parents, in America from 1845; of sf interest is A Demigod: A Novel (1886), published anonymously, in which a Eugenics programme, begun in Greece in the seventeenth century, generates in the late nineteenth century a Superman who boasts extraordinary strength and agility, plus a massive intellect, out of which pours Inventions galore, including a process by which artificial diamonds are created, and a superior hand-gun. [JC]

Edward Payson Jackson

born Erzeroum, Turkey: 15 March 1839

died New Dorchester, Massachusetts: 12 October 1905

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