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Underwood, Edna W

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1873-1961) US translator, poet and author, of sf interest primarily for some of the tales assembled as A Book of Dear Dead Women (coll 1911; exp vt Dear Dead Woman: The Weird Stories of Edna W Underwood 2010). In "The Painter of Dead Women" (January 1910 The Hot Set), a painter uses mesmerism (see Hypnosis) to put beautiful women who fit the needs of his Art into Suspended Animation, from which he declines to awaken them; and in "The Mirror of La Granja", similarly, an alchemist's device is used to trap human spirits, in a kind of proto-time stasis (see Stasis Field). [JC]

Edna Worthley Underwood

born Maine: January 1873

died 14 June 1961

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