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Rowcroft, Charles

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1798-1856) UK author, in Australia between 1821 and 1825, perhaps best known for his Australian adventure fiction assembled in Tales of the Colonies (coll 1843) and its successors. In his sf novel, The Triumph of Woman: A Christmas Story (1848), an inhabitant of sexless Neptune (see Outer Planets) visits a German, with whose daughter he falls in love amid erudite discussions of Neptunian science. The plot then devolves into a Satirical travelogue, mainly targeted at women (see Feminism; Women in SF). [JC]

Charles Rowcroft

born London: 12 July 1798

died New York/London: 23 August 1856 [at sea]



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