Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1862-1945) US businessman, photographer and author, whose early novella, The Story of the "Kranbach Nocturne" (1905 chap), treats the eponymous Basilisk as soul-saving. His full-length sf novel, The Earl of Hell (1924), combines high adventure – its protagonist travels the world in search of new sources of radium, is kidnapped, foils a plot to supply "Hunovia" (i.e. Germany) with a brand-new Power Source – and an informed discussion of the potentialities of new forms of energy. Nilgrav, the new Element stolen for Hunovia, combines aspects of Antigravity and perpetual motion (see Scientific Errors); it serves both as a Weapon and as the motor for new forms of Transportation. [JC]
Joseph Gray Kitchell
born Cincinnati, Ohio: 25 April 1862
died Los Angeles, California: 7 July 1945
- The Story of the "Kranbach Nocturne" (New York: George Etheridge Company for Kranich and Bach, 1905) [chap: pb/]
- The Earl of Hell (New York: The Century Co, 1924) [hb/nonpictorial]
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