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Minnett, Cora

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of Australian actress and author Minnie Warren Jones (1868-?   ), who also wrote as Pellew Hawker; in England from 1910 until at least 1918, when [according to Steve Holland's researches; see under links below] all trace of her is lost. According to Holland's research, she seems to have been a confidence artist, selling non-existent or misdescribed Australian plots of land to English victims. Of sf interest is one novel, The Day After To-Morrow (1911), a Pax Aeronautica tale set in a 1975 America become a monarchy, a domain where women enjoy equality (see Feminism; Women in SF). The Girdle of Kaf (1912) is a verse Afterlife fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] set in the eponymous district of Hell. [JC/SH]

Minnie Warren Jones [middle name has also been given as Webber]

born Pittwater, New South Wales: 1868

died 1918 or later

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