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  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    Ingersoll Lockwood invented the fictional character Baron Trump in 1890 for a two-part sci-fi/fantasy series about a privileged German heir who undertakes a sequence of fantastic voyages. The style of the Baron Trump series-a mix of fantasy and young-reader-oriented science fiction-anticipated and may have influenced L. Frank Baum's Oz series. The Travel and Adventures of Little Baron Trump describes Baron's trip around the world with his little dog Bulger, meeting new races like the Wind Eaters, Man Hoppers, Round Bodies, and Melodious Sneezers, in as yet undiscovered lands. The unusual prescience of Ingersoll's narrative has given rise to a conspiracy theory that U.S. President Donald...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    Ingersoll Lockwood invented the fictional character Baron Trump in 1890 for a two-part sci-fi/fantasy series about a privileged boy who undertakes a sequence of fantastic voyages. The style of the Baron Trump series-a mix of fantasy and young-reader-oriented science fiction-anticipated and may have influenced L. Frank Baum's Oz series. The second in that series, Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey, describes Baron's trip to the earth's interior via an opening in the Russian Arctic. During the journey, Baron and his dog Bulger encounter many lost races, including the Transparent Folk and the Rattlebrains. The unusual prescience of Ingersoll's narrative has given rise to a...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey is a parabolic fantasy novel by Ingersoll Lockwood 1900; or, The Last President). This strange fin de siècle obscurity from 1893 has received widespread media attention recently due to the similarities between its hero and US President Donald Trump.  The Trump of Lockwood's novel is an aristocratic youth bored with his life of luxury in his New York castle. Searching for adventure, he travels to Russia where he discovers an underground world beneath his feet. Trump journeys ever downward and finds himself lost in peculiar settings surrounded by the strange inhabitants of this foreign realm, which consists of The Land of Transparent...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    This near-future political satire about the election of a new president argues that socialism and populism will eventually give rise to chaos and disaster. Authored by Ingersoll Lockwood-around whom conspiracy theories concerning the sci-fi/fantasy character Baron Trump now abound-1900; or, The Last President is notable for both its clairvoyance and its reflection on the social movements and political climate of its...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    This near-future political satire about the election of a new president argues that socialism and populism will eventually give rise to chaos and disaster. Authored by Ingersoll Lockwood-around whom conspiracy theories concerning the sci-fi/fantasy character Baron Trump now abound-1900; or, The Last President is notable for both its clairvoyance and its reflection on the social movements and political climate of its...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    This little booklet was penned at the end of the 19th century, and ostensibly involves events mere years later. A work of political satire, it chastises the rise of socialism and populism, inferring their fictional rise here as disastrous and leading to chaos. It is of note here that this work, along with others by Lockwood, appear to prognosticate the current political climate of the United States and West at large- and for an apparent religious Catholic of his era, it is not altogether impossible that Lockwood- wittingly or unwittingly- tapped into some mystic forces. Regardless, it is an interesting little political story from its time and is reflective of some of the social ideologies...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    This little booklet was penned at the end of the 19th century, and ostensibly involves events mere years later. A work of political satire, it chastises the rise of socialism and populism, inferring their fictional rise here as disastrous and leading to chaos. It is of note here that this work, along with others by Lockwood, appear to prognosticate the current political climate of the United States and West at large-and for an apparent religious Catholic of his era, it is not altogether impossible that Lockwood-wittingly or unwittingly-tapped into some mystic forces. Regardless, it is an interesting little political story from its time and is reflective of some of the social ideologies and...read more

  • Ingersoll Lockwood

    This little booklet was penned at the end of the 19th century, and ostensibly involves events mere years later. A work of political satire, it chastises the rise of socialism and populism, inferring their fictional rise here as disastrous and leading to chaos. It is of note here that this work, along with others by Lockwood, appear to prognosticate the current political climate of the United States and West at large—and for an apparent religious Catholic of his era, it is not altogether impossible that Lockwood—wittingly or unwittingly—tapped into some mystic forces. Regardless, it is an interesting little political story from its time and is reflective of some of the...read more