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Williams, Neil Wynn

Entry updated 1 January 2024. Tagged: Author.

(1864-1940) UK author, whose two volumes of his versions of Greek folklore, Tales and Sketches of Modern Greece (coll 1894) and the Bayonet That Came Before: A Vanity of Modern Greece (coll 1896), are of very modest interest. In his sf novel, The Electric Theft (1906), highly organized anarchists are abstracting huge amounts of electricity from a great plant in Athens but, more seriously, the mastermind and Villain Stavinsky has discovered a vast cavern under London, which he supercharges with electricity, while en passant converting St Paul's Cathedral into a megaphone. But all turns out well with Stavinsky's accidental death. [JC]

Neil Wynn Williams

born Hampstead [ie London]: 14 February 1864

died Bedford, Bedfordshire: 1 February 1940

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