FEZANDIE, (Ernest) Clement


FEZANDIE, (Ernest) Clement
(1865-1959)
   US writer and playwright based initially in New York, though he lived and travelled in the Middle East in later life, and died in Belgium. His sf novel, Through the Earth (1898), is about atransportation-tube through the planet from New York to Australia, which gives its first passenger an experience in free fall but suffers from melting at the Earth's core and must be abandoned. The sequel, A Trip to Venus, still awaits publication. It is likely that CF's early work, withits didactic bias, was appreciated by Hugo GERNSBACK, and his Dr Hackensaw series (EDISONADE) appeared first in Gernsback's SCIENCE AND INVENTION in 43 instalments, from "The Secret of Artificial Respiration" (1921) to thenovel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1925), with two concluding stories published the next year in AMZ.
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   See also: APES AND CAVEMEN (IN THE HUMAN WORLD); HOLLOW EARTH; MATTER TRANSMISSION; SERIES.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.


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