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Curtis, Wardon Allan

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(1867-1940) US author, a contributor to several pre-sf fiction magazines. His most important sf is a short Identity Transfer story about a brain transplant, The Monster of Lake LaMetrie (September 1899 Pearson's as "The Monster of Lake LaMetrie: Being the Narration of James McLennegan, MD, PhD"; 2011 ebook), in which the brain is human and the recipient body that of a prehistoric survival – an elasmosaurus (see Dinosaurs) – from a bottomless lake that may lead into a Symmesian Hollow Earth. Curtis also wrote an Arabian Nights fantasy, "The Seal of Solomon the Great" (February 1901 Argosy) and The Strange Adventures of Mr Middleton (coll 1903), which contains a mixture of Oriental fantasy and bizarre mystery. [JE]

Wardon Allan Curtis

born New Mexico: 1 February 1867

died 21 January 1940

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