Winger, F S

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(1865-1936) US author, father of Clare Winger Harris; his sf novel, The Wizard of the Island; Or, the Vindication of Prof Waldinger (1917), is set on a mysterious Island in the South Pacific in the distant Near Future, where the eponymous protagonist has developed a steam-powered Machine that gives him control over all kinds of vibrations, including the force of Gravity. He forces a great Airship to land on his island, and explains all. [JC]

Frank Stover Winger

born Clay Lick, Pennsylvania: 24 January 1865

died Chicago, Illinois: 5 March 1936

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