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Kinder, Stephen

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1857-1917) US railwayman and author of Dutch descent. In his sf novel, The Sabertooth: A Romance of Put-In-Bay (1902), a Wandering Jew-like survivor from the last Ice age – his Immortality seemingly caused both by the Cryogenic effect of the ice, and by his wife's curse – haunts Underground caverns beneath the eponymous Island in the northern wilds of America. Eventually he floods this warren, which has been used by smugglers to store bootleg liquor and other loot; but survives himself. [JC]

Stephen L'Hommedieu Kinder

born Toledo, Ohio: 24 December 1857

died Wilmette, Illinois: 10 November 1917

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