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Perkins, Lucy Fitch

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1865-1937) US author of the loose Twins sequence of tales for older children, beginning with The Dutch Twins (1912). The various tales are linked by the fact that each features twins; there is no other continuity in the series. The only story with sf interest is The Cave Twins (1916), a fairly typical Prehistoric SF narrative whose twin protagonists are responsible for many culture-improving Inventions as their tribe migrates across interesting territories in search of a new homeland; Neanderthals are encountered but are not killed off. [JC]

Lucy Fitch Perkins

born Maples, Indiana: 12 July 1865

died Pasadena, California: 18 March 1937



Twins (one relevant title only)

  • The Cave Twins (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1916) [Twins: illus/hb/Lucy Fitch Perkins]


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