I think the editor finally gave up and said fine, call it what you want, but it's the last book you publish with us.

Maybe not. Homer had left the business a long time before this was published.

"He began working as a scenarist for silent films (reportedly at his wife's insistence) in 1912. In 1918 he published "The Planeteer" in All-Story Weekly. His "Dr. Kinney" stories were reprinted by Ace Books in 1965, and with Austin Hall he co-wrote the novel The Blind Spot.

Reportedly he died as a result of an involvement in a bank robbery attempt.

That was in 1924, when "Emancipatrix" still had some currency as a word and social movement.