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Edson, J T

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(1928-2014) UK author, formerly a British Army dog-handler, whose large output consisted almost exclusively of the Westerns for which he was best known. He also wrote the Bunduki sequence of Planetary Romances, beginning with Bunduki (1975), which is partially derived (with the permission of the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, which was later withdrawn) from Tarzan. Edson acknowledged the influence of Philip José Farmer on the series which, once launched, was no longer legally tied to the Burroughs estate's decisions; the premature end of the sequence may have been for commercial reasons. [JC]

John Thomas Edson

born Worksop, Nottinghamshire: 17 February 1928

died 17 July 2014

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