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Landor, Robert Eyres

(1781-1869) UK minister and author, brother of the more famous Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), whose novel, The Fountain of Arethusa (1848 2vols), combines the supernatural and Proto SF as two explorers enter an Underground world (see Hollow Earth), where they engage in discussions with the worthy dead, who either enjoy an Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] existence there, or have been literally re-incorporated, and therefore comprise a Lost Race. There are similarities to Landor's brother's famous series of "Dialogues with the Dead" assembled in Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen (coll 1824 3vols) and its several sequels. [JC]

Robert Eyres Landor

born Warwick, Warwickshire: 10 May 1781

died Birlington, Worcestershire: 26 January 1869



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 16:20 pm on 23 May 2022.