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Raphael, John N

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1868-1917) Uruguayan-born translator (mostly of French plays), journalist (Paris correspondent for several papers) and author, apparently in UK from his early years; sf novel, Up Above: Being the Record of Doings of the "Shadow People" in the Year of Grace 1915 [for full subtitle see Checklist] (early version December 1912 Pearson's Magazine as "Up Above, the Story of the Sky Folk"; exp 1913), is based on Le Peril Bleu (1910; trans Brian Stableford as The Blue Peril 2010) by Jules Renard, as Raphael acknowledges. In the Near Future, vast Spaceships manned by invisible Aliens are abducting humans and various flora and fauna. Blood falls like rain from the skies. The Invasion begins. [JC]

John Nathan Percival Raphael

born Estancia del Aquila, Uruguay: 16 May 1868

died Paris: 23 February 1917

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