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Stimson, F J

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(1855-1943) US lawyer, diplomat (ambassador to Argentina 1915-1921) and author, who sometimes wrote as by J S of Dale, the name he used in The King's Men: A Tale of Tomorrow (1884) with Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly and J T Wheelwright, describing an attempted monarchist coup in 1940s America which escalates into a Future War; the republicans win. In the Three Zones (coll 1893) contains one tale of sf interest, "Dr Materialismus: His Hypothesis Worked Out" (November 1890 Scribner's Magazine), in which Doctor Materialismus demonstrates his Invention of a Machine capable of miming or in fact creating human emotions, negating any need for the soul. [JC]

Frederic Jesup Stimson

born Dedham, Massachusetts: 20 July 1855

died Dedham, Massachusetts: 19 November 1943



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