CONQUEST, Joan
(?1883-1941)
   UK writer of floridly euphemistic novels of high romance, typical of which are Leonie of the Jungle (1921), whose eponymous heroine escapes the hypnotic thrall of the goddess Kali in the nick of time, and Love's Curse (1936), in which the spirit of an Egyptian pharaoh curses two 20th-century lovers. Her two sf novels are The Reckoning (1931), in which it is presumed that artificial insemination will result in females lacking both morality and reproductive organs, and With the Lid Off (1936), a future- UTOPIA in which a benevolent Christian dictatorship holds sway.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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