UK writer perhaps best known for his Australian adventure fiction assembled in Tales of the Colonies (coll 1843) and its successors. In his sf novel, The Triumph of Woman: A Christmas Story (1848), aninhabitant of sexless Neptune visits a German, with whose daughter he falls in love amid erudite discussions of Neptunian science. The plot then devolves into a satirical travelogue.

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