Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1850-1934) US author, who wrote poetry as by McLandburgh Wilson. In The Automaton Ear and Other Stories (coll 1876), the title story "The Automaton Ear" (May 1873 Scribner's Monthly) is of sf interest for its description of a device capable – since sound never in fact dies – of recovering all the sounds that ever existed; the sonic equivalent of a Time Viewer. [JC]
born Chillicothe, Ohio: 22 April 1850
died Akron, Ohio: 3 June 1934
- The Automaton Ear and Other Stories (Chicago, Illinois: Jansen, McClurg and Co, 1876) [coll: hb/]
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