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Elmore, Ernest

Entry updated 27 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1901-1957) UK actor and author, author of about 30 detective novels as John Bude between 1935 and his death, and of occasional tales of the fantastic under his own name, beginning with The Steel Grubs (1928), whose protagonist, a Dartmoor convict, finds some Alien eggs, which hatch into ferrophage grubs that eat first the iron bars of his cell and then much of First Industrial Revolution England. This Siren Song (1930) features some McGuffin inventions. The Lumpton Gobbelings (1954), his most famous title, describes an invasion by Little People of the village of Lumpton, scandalizing the villagers. [JC]

Ernest Carpenter Elmore

born Maidstone, Kent: 4 November 1901

died Hastings, East Sussex: 8 November 1957

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