Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1899-1951) UK author, one of several writers in the Burrage family: his father was Edwin Harcourt Burrage (1839-1916), the brother of Alfred Sherrington Burrage (1843-1906), whose son was Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889-1956) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], best known of the clan. Though less prolific than his relatives, Burrage wrote several volumes of children's fiction, those of sf interest including The Secret Voyage: A Sea-Adventure Story for Boys (1937), in which an eccentric Scientist's Inventions – including a new Power Source and a device which allows submarines to observe the surface without needing a periscope – are diverted to piracy on the high seas; and Hurtlers Through Space (1951), a Space Opera whose young protagonists have adventures in a Spaceship. [JC]
Athol Harcourt Burrage
born Redhill, Surrey: 22 March 1899
died Redhill, Surrey: 13 June 1951
- The Secret Voyage: A Sea-Adventure Story for Boys (London: Juvenile Productions, 1937) [in the publisher's Runnymede series: hb/C Leslie]
- Hurtlers Through Space (London: Frederick Warne, 1951) [illus/hb/Leslie H Shepherd]
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