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McCoy, John

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1857-1924) US medical doctor and author of A Prophetic Romance: Mars to Earth (1896) as by The Lord Commissioner, set in a distant Near Future North America, about a century hence, which has evolved into a socialist Utopia with restrictions on executive salaries and a female president (see Women in SF). A visitor from Mars, the Lord Commissioner whose reports back home make up the body of the tale, travels by Spaceship to Earth where he remains after falling in love with an Earth woman. [JC]

John Cresap McCoy

born Delaware: 15 June 1857

died Wilmington, Delaware: 12 January 1924

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