Clock, Herbert

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(1890-1979) US author, apparently the senior collaborator with Eric Boetzel on The Light in the Sky (1929), an sf tale set in an Underground Lost World extending from Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico, where Aztecs retreated after the genocidal onslaught of the Spanish and have constructed, over the centuries, a culture dominated by the possession of Immortality, high science, Telepathy, and – apparently – human sacrifice. The protagonist, lured from combat in World War One by a mysterious girl from this world, causes havoc (as normal). Though the immortal Aztec genius behind the throne has in fact some benevolent impulses, and has plans for interstellar exploits, the usual terminal Disaster puts an end to this. [JC]

Herbert Clock

born 25 October 1890

died July 1979



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