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Pseudonym of Scottish author Eliza Margaret Jane Gollan (1850-1938), better known as Mrs Desmond Humphreys for most of her work; she was extremely prolific, and involved in Theosophy in her later years, which may have affected her work of sf interest, The Seventh Dream (coll 1905), one of whose three novellas concerns the experimental inducing of prophetic dreams, which have been transmitted from elsewhere and which describe in detail a Utopia, sometime in Earth's future. [JC]

Eliza Margaret Jane Gollan

born Gollanfield, Invernesshire: 14 June 1850

died Combe Down, Bath, Somerset: 1 January 1938



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 17:19 pm on 23 May 2022.