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Catherall, Arthur

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(1906-1980) UK author for Young Adult audiences, active from the 1930s under a variety of names, none of which were used for sf or fantasy; he is best known for his S S Bulldog sequence about a tugboat captain and crew menaced by a Villain with almost (but not quite) supernatural abilities. Catherall's only identified sf novel is The Flying Submarine (?1943), an adventure tale whose villain steals two Inventions, an armed flying submarine (see Weapons) and a Weather Control device, with which he terrorizes British Cities. [JC]

Arthur Catherall

born Bolton, Lancashire: 6 February 1906

died 6 January 1980



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