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Wilson, Theodora Wilson

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1865-1941) UK teacher and author, active in the latter capacity from about 1900. She was born a Quaker, and with the onset of World War One returned to that faith. Of interest is The Last Weapon: A Vision (1916), in which sf and fantasy modes intermix: the eponymous Weapon, known as Hellite, is capable of destroying anything it touches. Perhaps in order to make use of it as a doomsday device, the man responsible for its Invention threatens to pass the formula on to the enemy, clearly Germany. Forces for and against Peace marshal themselves. Christ says his own Last Weapon has been on offer for two millennia, and that he has no other. As the novel ends, the world remains on the brink of utter catastrophe. [JC]

Theodora Wilson Wilson

born Kendal, Cumbria: 13 January 1865

died St Albans, Hertfordshire: 8 November 1941

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