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Joseph O'Neill

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Joseph O'Neill

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Full Name: Joseph O'Neill
Born: December 18, 1886
Tuam, County Galway, Ireland
Died: May 6, 1952
Stillorgan, County Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: writer, education administrator
Nationality: Irish


Joseph O'Neill was an Irish novelist. O'Neill was born in Tuam, in the Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland, in 1886. He became a school inspector and subsequently Secretary of the Department of Education in the newly formed Irish Free State.

He wrote five novels, of which the best-known was Land Under England, a science-fiction account of a totalitarian society ruled by telepathic mind control, cited by Karl Edward Wagner as one of the thirteen best science-fiction horror novels. His other novels include the time-travel novel Wind From the North and the future-war story Day of Wrath. He died in 1952.

He was the husband of Mary Devenport O'Neill, poet and friend of W.B. Yeats, who consulted her when writing 'A Vision'.

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