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de Valda, F W

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(1884-1964) UK entrepreneur, pilot and author of two sf novels: Children of the Sun (1934), in which ultra-short waves from a distant star, when projected onto a screen, work as a Time Viewer, giving contemporary humans visual access to Hernando Cortez's savage conquest of Mexico; and The Treasure of Atíl (1934), a Young Adult tale whose young protagonists use various Inventions – including an advanced helicopter and a gold-finding machine – in their search for Aztec treasure. [JC]

Frederick Wisotzky de Valda

born Derby: 1884

died Poole, Dorset: 1964



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