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Smith, George B

(1848-?   ) US author whose Noah's Confession (1898) plays surprisingly fast and loose – certainly in terms of nineteenth-century American attempts at popular fiction – with the Bible (see Religion). Here Noah is a citizen of Atlantis, responsible for a series of forbidden nautical Inventions, including the ark in which he and his lover survive the sinking of their land. Later, having migrated, Noah and his family face a second Deluge. The tale seems to have been derived in part from Ignatius Donnelly's Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882). [JC]

George Byrne Smith

born Jamestown, New York: 11 August 1848



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 17:41 pm on 27 January 2022.