TRUEMAN, Chrysostom


TRUEMAN, Chrysostom
   The unidentified pseudonym of the UK author who lists himself as "Editor" of The History of a Voyage to the Moon, with an Account of the Adventurers' Subsequent Discoveries (1864), a PROTO-SCIENCE-FICTION taledescribed by Darko SUVIN in Victorian Science Fiction in the UK (1983) as being of considerable importance; Suvin also speculates that CT may possibly have been James Hinton (1822-1875), father of C.H. HINTON. The Voyage depicts its protagonists' discovery of an ANTIGRAVITY device whichthey use to fly to the Moon, where they find a UTOPIA inhabited by "amnesiac reincarnations of select Earthmen".
   JC

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.


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