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Wonder, William

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of US author Thomas Kirwan (1829-1911), whose Utopia, Reciprocity (Social and Economic) in the Thirtieth Century; The Coming Cooperative Age: A Forecast of the World's Future (1909), casts its twentieth-century protagonist, via an unexplained form of Time Travel, a millennium hence, where New York presides benignly over a mostly rural land, with good-humoured socialist precepts willingly accepted. These include a Eugenic control over reproduction, the death of Religion, and women modestly prominent (see Women in SF). Under his own name, Kirwan wrote nonfiction, some volumes being instructive about electricity. [JC]

Thomas Kirwan

born Massachusetts: 1829

died 1911

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