(? - ) Irish author in whose first novel, The Vanishing Island (1957; vt The Vanishing Island: An Irish Entertainment 1958), the mysterious Island of Innishios experiences First Contact through the arrival in a UFO-like Spaceship of an attractive Alien, who introduces the inhabitants to the splendour of the universe, permanently transforming their Perception of reality. [JC]
Charles Christopher O'Connell
born County Cork, Ireland.
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