UPWARD, Allen
(1863-1926)
   UK writer best known for inflamed studies of the politics of Eastern Europe and for various thrillers set in the same venue; their RURITANIAN complexion was perhaps inadvertent. In High Treason (1903 chap) and its sequel, The Fourth Conquest of England (1904 chap), he outlined the dire consequences of a Roman Catholic takeover of the UK, including a new Inquisition and the exile of the monarchy to Australia. The Yellow Hand (1904) is a supernatural tale featuring out-of-body villainy. Of mostinterest is The Discovery of the Dead (1910), an sf novel told in the form of reportage which itself encloses a scientific memoir, within which the discovery of "necrolite" opens new areas of the spectrum, making the dead - "necromorphs" - visible. Allergic to the visible spectrum, a greatsociety of necromorphs lives in a great city at the North Pole; they themselves are haunted by "dynamorphs" from the bowels of the Earth, and long to radiate heavenwards.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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