FRANKAU, Gilbert
(1884-1952)
   UK writer known mainly for his work outside the sf field, most notably his Byronesque verse novel One of Us (1912) and dozens of popular romances. The Seeds of Enchantment (1921) is a lost-race (LOST WORLDS) fantasy which features contrasting UTOPIAS in the wilds ofIndochina. His posthumous sf novel, Unborn Tomorrow: A Last Story (1953), depicts a 50th-century Roman Catholic world where a beam which destroys all explosives has enforced a happy return to a pre-industrial lifestyle.
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   Other work: Son of the Morning (1949).

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