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Bellamy, Francis Rufus

(1886-1972) US editor and author, mostly of popular American history; he was related to the Francis Rufus Bellamy who wrote "The Pledge of Allegiance" (September 1892 Youth's Companion). In his sf novel Atta: A Novel of a Most Extraordinary Adventure (1953) a man is struck by lightning and, after shrinking (see Miniaturization) until just half an inch (12 mm) tall, combines forces with a warrior ant by the name of Atta. [JC]

see also: Near Future.

Francis Rufus Bellamy

born New Rochelle, New York: 24 December 1886

died Waltham, Massachusetts: 2 February 1972



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 04:26 am on 23 February 2024.