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Haedicke, Paul

(1852-1903) German soldier and journalist who spent much of his career in the US, usually as a foreign correspondent for German papers; his sf novel, The Equalities of Para-Para, Written from the Dictations of George Rambler, M.D., F.R.G.S. (1895), set in a hidden, egalitarian Lost World in darkest Africa, is a Satire on the uniformitarian implications of a socialist Utopia whose egalitarianism is enforced by surgery designed to standardize the populace, though inter alia there are moments when Para-Para seems almost attractive. [JC]

Paul Haedicke

born Brandenburg, Germany: 1852

died New York: 8 February 1903



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 12:31 pm on 24 September 2023.