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Wood, James Playsted

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1905-1983) US teacher, editor and author whose works included a range of nonfiction as well as tales for the children and the Young Adult market. Of sf interest is The Mammoth Parade (1969), in which an eccentric entrepreneur discovers a Siberian Mammoth (see Prehistoric SF) in Rhode Island, and goes to ground with it in Central Park (see New York). Some Satirical points are made from a culturally conservative point of view. In the end, the mammoth becomes a tourist attraction in the Grand Canyon. [JC]

James Playsted Wood

born New York: 11 December 1905

died Springfield, Massachusetts: 19 August 1983

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