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Pseudonym for her sf of UK author Elizabeth Waterhouse (1834-1918), whose acknowledged works include several religious texts from a Quaker standpoint. Her sf novel, The Island of Anarchy: A Fragment of History in the 20th Century (1887), is told as a Future History, detailing an extremely doctrinaire Utopia established in Britain, with women returned properly to their homes (see Feminism; Women in SF), excess populations are forcibly resettled; to deal with anarchists, the Federal Government of Europe has them branded on their foreheads with an O, and exiles them to an Island newly risen from the Pacific. The island is invaded by dacoits from Burma (see Yellow Peril) and sinks. [JC]

Elizabeth Waterhouse

born Tottenham [now London]: 1834

died 1918

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