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(1837-1921) Canadian-born US Naval officer from 1861 until his retirement in 1896, rising as chaplain to the rank of Rear Admiral. Ilian; Or, the Curse of the Old South Church of Boston: A Psychological Tale of the Late Civil War (1888) is more a Gothic tale than an sf exploration into abnormal Psychology, but its ornate workings out of a plot based on genetic determinism give it some interest. [JC]
Rear Admiral James Johnson Kane
born Ottawa, Ontario: 16 October 1837
died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 9 March 1921
- Ilian; Or, the Curse of the Old South Church of Boston: A Psychological Tale of the Late Civil War (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J B Lippincott Company, 1888) [hb/]
- Miriam vs Milton: Or, the Mystery of Everdale Lake (London: Charles Birchall, 1894) as Jas J Kane [hb/]
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