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Wood, R W

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(1868-1955) US author and optical physicist whose sf works were written with Arthur Train (whom see for details). His comic verses in How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers: A Manual of Flornithology for Beginners (coll 1907) – positing unlikely Evolutionary links based on supposed visual similarities – once had a cult following. [JC/DRL]

Robert Williams Wood

born Concord, Massachusetts: 2 May 1868

died Amityville, New York: 11 August 1955

works (selected)


Benjamin Hooker

  • The Man Who Rocked the Earth (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1915) with Arthur Train [first appeared 14-28 November 1914 Saturday Evening Post: Benjamin Hooker: hb/]
  • The Moon Maker (Hamburg, New York: Krueger, 1958) with Arthur Train [chap: first appeared October 1916-February 1917 Cosmopolitan as "The Moonmaker": Benjamin Hooker: illus/hb/Frank D McSherry]

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