“I Have Been in the Caves”

Title“I Have Been in the Caves”
Year for Search1947
AuthorsRogers, Margaret(d. 1955)
Secondary TitleAmazing Stories
Volume / Edition21.1
Pagination8-27
Date PublishedJanuary 1947
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The story is a response to the theories of Richard [Sharpe] Shaver (1907-75), who argued for an underground world of evil, and is presented by the author as autobiography with supporting notes by the editor of the journal, Ray[mond Arthur] Palmer (1910-77). In the author’s version, the underground world is a eutopia of people with advanced technology and psychic abilities. 

Info Notes

Prior to the publication of the story, the author had written two letters to the editor that were published in issues 20.6 (September 1946) as by Mrs. D. C. Rogers and 20.9 (December 1946) as by Margaret Rogers. Later she wrote of review of Jim Wentworth’s The Beginning, which was about her case, in Amazing Stories 22.2 (February 1948): 105-.

Illustration

Illus. Julius S. Krupa

Holding Institutions

PSt

Author Note

Female author (d. 1955)

Full Text

1947 Rogers, Margaret (d. 1955). “I Have Been in the Caves.” Illus. Julius S. Krupa. Amazing Stories 21.1 (January 1947): 8-27.PSt

The story is a response to the theories of Richard [Sharpe] Shaver (1907-75), who argued for an underground world of evil, and is presented by the author as autobiography with supporting notes by the editor of the journal, Ray[mond Arthur] Palmer (1910-77). In the author’s version, the underground world is a eutopia of people with advanced technology and psychic abilities. Prior to the publication of the story, the author had written two letters to the editor that were published in issues 20.6 (September 1946) as by Mrs. D. C. Rogers and 20.9 (December 1946) as by Margaret Rogers. Later she wrote of review of Jim Wentworth’s The Beginning, which was about her case, in Amazing Stories 22.2 (February 1948): 105-.  Female author.