Hayes, Jeff W

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(1853-1917) US entrepreneur who introduced the telegraph to Portland, Oregon, in 1882, and most of whose works are nonfiction advocacies of life – viewed through the Utopian potentials of the region – in the Pacific Rim; he became blind before the end of the century. His sf book, Portland, Oregon, A.D. 1999 and Other Sketches (coll 1913), casts these speculations into the form of a genuine Utopia reflecting the influence of Edward Bellamy: Portland has been transformed by Technology into a modestly socialist paradise. Pleiades Club: Telegraphers' Paradise on the Planet Mars (1917 chap) is an afterlife fantasy set on Mars. [JC]

Jeff W Hayes

born Cleveland, Ohio: 1853

died Portland, Oregon: 1917

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