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Richards, Charles Napier

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -?   ) UK author of an sf novel, Atalanta; Or, Twelve Months in the Evening Star (1909), whose five protagonists experiment in Space Flight with a ship whose complex new Power Source – the Invention of one of them – works as an Antigravity device. They reach Venus, one hemisphere of which is permanently dark, the other light, and which is inhabited (see Life on Other Worlds) by gorilla-like subhumans (see Apes as Human), but also by scientifically advanced humans. There is some Satire of their rigidly rule-bound society; Christianity is offered, earnestly (see Religion), as a solution. [JC]

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