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Ames, Joseph Bushnell

Entry updated 9 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1878-1928) US author, mostly of Westerns, of sf interest for his last novel, The Bladed Barrier (1929), a Lost Race/Lost World tale set behind the eponymous barrier in a hidden valley in Baja California (see California), where two young prospectors come across an ancient Chinese civilization, its evil ruler (see Yellow Peril), and an unwilling priestess who turns out to be a white girl willing to be rescued. Other Westerns with lost race elements, sometimes minor, are listed below. [JC]

Joseph Bushnell Ames

born Petrolia, Pennsylvania: 9 August 1878

died Morristown, New Jersey: 20 June 1928



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