POPE, Gustavus W.
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   US writer and physician, in whose 2 sf novels, Romances of the Planets, No. 1: Journey to Mars (1894) and Romances of the Planets, No. 2: Journey to Venus (1895), a US officer visits an advanced MARS (falling in love with a princess) and a primitive VENUS (shooting, as E.F. BLEILER has noted, anything that moves). Introducing a reprint edition of the first book, Sam MOSKOWITZ noted some adumbrations of Edgar Rice BURROUGHS's Barsoom.
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   See also: HISTORY OF SF.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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