Molesworth, Vol

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(1924-1964) Australian journalist and author, active in Fandom around the period of World War Two. His sf included two series: the Ape of God sequence, comprising Ape of God (1943 chap) and Monster at Large (1943 chap), which retells Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) in an Australian setting (see also Frankenstein Monster); plus the Radio Record series, comprising The Stratosphere Patrol (1943 chap), Spaceward Ho! (1944 chap) and The Three Rocketeers (1944 chap), in which Captain Lon Wynter and his companions fly newly invented aircraft (see Invention) and encounter Aliens from Venus. Of Molesworth's singletons, Blinded They Fly (1951 chap) plays in part on the works of Charles Fort, and Let There Be Monsters! (1952 chap) is a tale involving Mutants. Molesworth also wrote An Outline History of Australian Fandom I., 1935-1940 (1953 chap; exp vt A History of Australian Fandom, 1935-1963 1980). [JC]

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Voltaire Molesworth

born Sydney, New South Wales: 18 October 1924

died 14 July 1964

works

series

Ape of God

  • Ape of God (Sydney, New South Wales: The Currawong Publishing Co, 1943) [chap: Ape of God: pb/]
  • Monster at Large (Sydney, New South Wales: The Currawong Publishing Co, 1943) [chap: Ape of God: pb/]

Radio Record

  • The Stratosphere Patrol (Sydney, New South Wales: Transport Publishing Coy, 1943) [chap: Radio Record: pb/]
  • Spaceward Ho! (Sydney, New South Wales: Transport Publishing Coy, 1944) [chap: Radio Record: pb/]
  • The Three Rocketeers (Sydney, New South Wales: Transport Publishing Coy, 1944) [chap: Radio Record: pb/]

individual titles

  • Wolfblood (Sydney, New South Wales: Transport Publishing Coy, 1944) [chap: pb/]
  • Blinded They Fly (Sydney, New South Wales: Futurian Press, 1951) [chap: pb/]
  • Let There Be Monsters! (Sydney, New South Wales: Futurian Press, 1952) [chap: pb/]

nonfiction

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