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John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 - January 21, 1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. He edited some popular American magazines such as Harper's Weekly and Puck . His satirical novella A House-Boat on the Styx is responsible for the term Bangsian Fantasy , which refers to stories about famous people in the afterlife (e.g., Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series ). He was born in Yonkers, New York. His father Francis Nehemiah Bangs was a lawyer in New York City, as was his brother,...See more