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Richards, Lysander Salmon

(1835-1926) US author of Breaking Up; Or, the Birth, Development, and Death of the Earth and its Satellite in Story (1896), a title evoking the cosmological perspectives of an author like the then popular Camille Flammarion, and the epic history being unpacked is intermittently "narratized", to give sentient interest, the viewpoint character being a dead but observant Alien from another star who tracks the Evolution of matter and life on Earth and the Moon, life on the latter being terminated by natural Disasters. After surviving into the distant future, with advances in Technology and Transportation, humans become extinct on Earth as well. [JC]

Lysander Salmon Richards

born Quincy, Massachusetts: 13 April 1835

died Marshfield, Massachusetts: 1926



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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