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(1896-1968) US screenwriter and author, active from about 1923, most of whose novels were Westerns or detective fiction; his Near Future sf tract, Invasion! (1943), is a Yellow Peril tale set in a World War Two Los Angeles (see California) invaded (see Invasion) by a Japanese expeditionary force which destroys the City; the tone, even for 1943, is hysterically racist, as the well-known cover illustration – featuring rabid Japanese soldiers about to rape white American women in the ruined city – demonstrates. [JC]
Elwyn Whitman Chambers
born Stockton, California: 8 December 1896
died Los Angeles, California: 20 July 1968
- Invasion! (New York: E P Dutton, 1943) [hb/uncredited]
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