The Dechronization of Sam Magruder by George Gaylord Simpsom

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The Dechronization of Sam Magruder by George Gaylord Simpsom

Postby Omphalos » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:00 pm

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Told strongly in the Wellisan tradition, and highly reminiscent of Wells' own The Time Machine, George Gaylord Simpson's The Dechronization of Sam Magruder is probably something that Wells himself would be envious of. Simpson was a very well known evolutionist who helped advance that science considerably during his life. He also apparently was a fan of SF, and in addition to a number of scientific tomes, managed to squeeze in a single SF novelette sometime during his life. I have not been able to find out when exactly he penned the tale, but I suspect it was some time ago, what with its references to "scientifiction" and "rocket routes" between cities. Published originally in 1994, some ten years after Simpson's death, it has made a mark among Wells' and Simpson's scholars...Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..
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-James C. Harwood, Science Fiction Writer, Straight (March 5, 1956 - May 25, 2010)



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