Working name of Francis William Stacey Blake (1873-1964), UK journalist, author and water-colour artist whose fiction consists almost exclusively of adventure stories for boys, such as "The Derelict Hunters: A Thrilling Story of the Dread Sargasso Sea" (29 April 1908 Chums) as by Stacey-Blake. His three book-length tales of sf interest are Beyond the Blue: The Story of a Great Adventure (December 1914-June 1915 London Magazine; 1920), a Planetary Romance featuring the discovery of an unknown planet named Argentia; In Search of the Veiled Queen: A Splendid Long Complete Yarn of Adventure in a Strange Land (1921 chap), an unremarkable Lost Race tale; and The Isle of Peril (13 October 1928-16 February 1929 The Modern Boy; 1930), featuring Dinosaur-like prehistoric Monsters. [JC]
see also: Boys' Friend Library; Boys' Papers; Sargasso Sea.
Francis William Stacey Blake
born Bradford, Yorkshire: 1873
died Arnold, Nottinghamshire: 5 May 1964
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