Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1849-1931) UK psychic, most famous for being the subject of a Jack the Ripper hoax, when a newspaper declared that he had pointed out a physician as the murderer. Of some sf interest is The Car of Phoebus (1903), which incorporates a Lost Race into a story involving Reincarnation; his remaining works lie outside the range of sf. [JC]
Robert James Lees
born Hinckley, Leicestershire: 12 August 1849
died Leicester, Leicestershire: 11 January 1931
- The Car of Phoebus (London: John Long, 1903) [hb/]
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