The state of civilization in 2015 New York will closely resemble that of England in the early days of Saxon settlement - primitive people will dwell sparsely in patriarchal stockades and will fight and hunt with bow and arrow.
William Gilbert van Tassel Sutphen (1861–1945) was an American Episcopalian minister, authority and author of publications on golf, playwright, librettist, novelist, and editor. Sutphen was born in Philadelphia 11 May 1861. His parents were Rev. Morris Crater and Eleanor (Brush) Sutphen. He went to Princeton University and graduated 1882.
Sutphen wrote several novels, the most famous of which was The Doomsman, a very early science fiction or post-apocalyptic novel. Suggestions have been made that Sutphen "purloined" scenes from English novelist Richard Jeffries in writing this book.
In his own time, Sutphen was probably more famous as an authority on and writer about golf than for his novels. He was the ... (more)