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Morse, David

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1940-    ) US journalist, poet and author whose sf novel, The Iron Bridge (1998), very effectively utilizes a Time Travel structure: the protagonist, from an America ravaged by Climate Change, Pollution and War, travels to 1773 England where she hopes to find a Jonbar Point in the sabotage the world's first iron bridge, across the Severn Gorge near Bristol, hoping by this planned action to delay the onset of the Industrial Revolution. The main impact of the tale may lie in the richness of Morse's portrait of a livable world, centuries before the Disasters of the twenty-first century augur the end of civilization. [JC]

David Morse

born Vinita, Oklahoma: 15 December 1940



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