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(1864-? ) US author whose A Manless World (1891) speculates about what might happen to the human species were an interstellar gas to have destroyed "animal desire" (see Sex; Feminism) in everyone except – it is mooted – the Jews (see Race in SF), who might find an elixir: riots and pogroms would occur; the race would vanish. In a manner not uncommon to nineteenth-century fiction of this sort, the tale is told in an "as if" mode, and claims to do no more than present the speculative thoughts of an embittered old man. [JC]
born Chicago, Illinois: March 1864
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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