- 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. Academic. 2011.
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