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Casey, Patrick

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1892-1941) US author, mostly of adventure stories, sometimes with genre shadings, as in "The Island of Lost Ones" (December 1936-?? 1937 Mystery Adventures). With his brother, Terence Casey (1895-1945), he wrote a Lost Race novel, The Strange Story of William Hyde (December 1915-March 1916 Adventure Magazine; 1916), featuring female descendants of the Khans; the explorer protagonist falls in love with the queen of the lost City of Jallan Batoe, hidden in a complex of chambers inside a meteor embedded in a Pacific Island, but a priestess falls in love with him. He escapes, though he is soon drawn back from Hawaii by the power or Eros (see Sex), which floods the text, but sadly one of the ape-men (see Apes as Human) who jointly inhabit Jallan Batoe kills the queen. Under the joint pseudonym Lee Tempest, the Casey brothers also wrote some nonfantastic adventure tales. [JC]

James Patrick Casey

born San Francisco, California: 12 May 1892 [1893 has also been given]

died Sausalito, California: 25 April 1941


  • The Strange Story of William Hyde (New York: Hearst International Library Company, 1916) with Terence Casey [first appeared December 1915-March 1916 Adventure Magazine: hb/nonpictorial]


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