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Morrow, Lowell Howard

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1870-1951) US author whose career covered at least the first three decades of the twentieth century, probably beginning with the Near Future Atalantis: A Novel (1902), in which a permissive Utopia (and tax haven) has been constructed on an artificial Island in international waters, where private vices are supported. Unfortunately, a Yankee puritan in a state of virtue and sexual arousal (he loves a girl in residence) blows the island to smithereens in 1959. Morrow's best single story is probably "Omega, the Man" (January 1933 Amazing), a Last Man tale; his serial fiction "A Diamond Asteroid" (Winter 1935 Unusual Stories) saw only a single instalment before the magazine folded, and the full story is apparently lost to history. [JC/DRL]

see also: End of the World.

Lowell Howard Morrow

born Harrison Township, Ohio: April 1870

died Painesville, Ohio: 4 March 1951

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