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Ward, Herbert D

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(1861-1932) US author, most of whose short stories of sf interest were political dramas whose venues were only marginally displaced from late-nineteenth-century America, even though some of the tales assembled in A Republic Without a President, and Other Stories (coll dated 1891 but 1893) were ostensibly set a century hence. The White Crown, and Other Stories (coll 1894) continued in the same vein, though the title story itself is a Future-War tale of some interest. Master of the Magicians (1890) with Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] is a romance with fantasy elements set in ancient Babylon; in A Dash to the Pole: A Tale of Adventure in the Ice-Bound North (1895), which is Children's SF, a zeppelin-type Airship is deployed to reach the North Pole. [JC]

Herbert Dickinson Ward

born Waltham, Massachusetts: 30 June 1861

died Portsmouth, Maine: 18 June 1932



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