ALEXANDER, James B(radun)


ALEXANDER, James B(radun)
(1831- ?)
   US writer whose sf fantasmagoria, The Lunarian Professor and his Remarkable Revelations Concerning the Earth, the Moon and Mars; Together with an Account of the Cruise of the Sally Ann (1909), might have been excluded from this encyclopedia - on the grounds that the insectoid Lunarian pedagogue and all that he surveys turn out to be a dream - were it not that JBA's imagination, though patently influenced by H.G.WELLS, is too vivid to be ignored. The altruistic three-sexed Lunarians, the future HISTORY of Earth (derived from mathematical models, which the professor passes on to the narrator), the TERRAFORMING of Mars, the journeys made possible through ANTIGRAVITY devices - all are of strong sf interest.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vilna — • The capital of Lithuania, situated at the junction of the Rivers Vileika and Vilja Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Vilna     Vilna      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vilnius — Vilnius Cathedral the motherchurch of the archdiocese The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vilnius (Latin: Archidioecesis Vilnensis; Lithuanian: Vilniaus arkivyskupija) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Ca …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.