SEABORN, Adam
   Unidentified pseudonym of the author of the well written Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery (1820), which sets a UTOPIA inside a HOLLOW EARTH. Some commentators have assumed AS to have been Captain John Cleves SYMMES, whose hollow-earth theories are exploited in the book. However, they are also satirized, so a more likely candidate may be Nathaniel Ames (? -1835), whose style in his books about the sea resembles AS's.
   JC/PN
   About the author: "The Authorship of Symzonia: The Case for Nathaniel Ames" by Hans-Joachim Lang and Benjamin Lease in New England Quarterly (June 1975).

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