Wentworth, Walter

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(?   -?   ) UK author of interest for his children's sf Kibboo Ganey sequence, comprising Kibboo Ganey; Or, the Lost Chief of the Copper Mountain (1889) and The Drifting Island (1890) [for both books see Checklist below for full titles]. An elderly but competent Colonel, member of the Royal Geographical Society, takes his son and nephew to Africa, where they untether a floating peninsula to create an Island in which they cross Lake Chad; Kibboo Ganey himself, being the black servant of this crew, is treated with condescension, though his presence fills out the array of characters typical of novels written under the influence of Jules Verne. [JC]

Walter Wentworth





Kibboo Ganey


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