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Smyth, Clifford

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1866-1943) US editor of the New York Times Book Review 1913-1922, and author of The Gilded Man: A Romance of the Andes (1918), a Lost Race tale featuring the discovery of a living Incan civilization deep Underground beneath the South American Andes, boasting the high Technology necessary to maintain life in this redoubt, the Power Source for this being a miniature burning sun composed entirely of radium (see Elements). The land is ruled by a She figure who had fallen in love with the protagonist on an earlier trip to the outside. After failing to win her man, she immolates herself (as expected) in molten radium. [JC]

Clifford Smyth

born 1866

died 1943



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