(? -? ) US author whose sf novel, The Next War: A Prediction (1892), not untypically for its time and place of origin, plays on white racial fears of black uprisings in the Near Future (see Race in SF). In this case, after failing to Poison all American whites, the blacks lose the ensuing rebellion and disperse into the hinterlands, where they become extinct. As the name King Wallace, without additional given names, seems normally to have been a black name, there is some chance that this author, who has not been identified, may be black; or that the name is a pseudonym. [JC]
see also: Politics.
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