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Weinland, David Friedrich

Entry updated 28 November 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1829-1915) German zoologist and author, whose Rulaman. Erzählung aus der Zeit des Höhlenmenschen und des Höhlenbären ["Rulaman: A Nature-Historical Tale from the Time of the Cave-man and the Cave-bear"] (1878), is an early example of Prehistoric SF, whose eponymous protagonist, a caveman, first resists a better-armed usurping culture from the east, though the allures of Exogamy and Sex cause him to become part of the new world. [JC]

David Friedrich Weinland

born Grabenstetten, Württenberg [now Germany]: 30 August 1829

died Bad Urach, Baden-Württenberg, Germany: 19 September 1915

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