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Ellsworth Douglass

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Ellsworth Douglass

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Full Name: Elmer Dwiggins
Born: October 8, 1863
Rensselaer, Indiana, USA
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Writer
Nationality: American


Pseudonym of US real-estate speculator, insurance broker and author Elmer Dwiggins (1863-1933), whose enterprises (for which he was jailed in 1919-1920) took him to various countries around the turn of the century; his fiction, including his one sf novel, was written during these travels. His first story, "The Wheels of Dr Ginochio Gyves" (September 1899 Cassell's Magazine) with Edwin Pallander, describes a gyroscopically controlled Spaceship; "A Town in the Tree-Tops" (February 1899 Strand) was written solo. His sf novel, Pharaoh's Broker: Being the Very Remarkable Experiences in Another World of Isidor Werner (Written by Himself) (1899), is a Planetary Romance set on Mars, where parallel Evolution has resulted in a society almost identical to that of Egypt in the time of Joseph. In the end the hero, having been a grain-broker in Chicago, is able to take on Joseph's role.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Gregg Press Science Fiction Series

 41. (1899)


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