BARLOW, James William


BARLOW, James William
(1826-1913)
   UK cleric and writer whose sf novel, History of a World of Immortals without a God (1891 Ireland as by Antares Skorpios; vt The Immortals' Great Quest 1909 UK as JWB), presents in note form its protagonist's record of his trip to VENUS, where a large population has resided in a state of happy non-Christian socialism for many thousands of years. The inhabitants of the first continent visited by the misogynist narrator find themselves, after death, reincarnated (REINCARNATION) on a second continent far to the south, where they continue their Great Quest for an explanatory principle, or God.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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