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Footman, David J

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1895-1983) UK author of at least two Lost Race tales – The Mine in the Desert (1929), in which Roman slaves trapped down a mine are discovered centuries later to have suffered Devolution into apes (see Apes as Human); and The Yellow Rock (1929), a Yellow Peril novel whose marginal lost race of Mongolians is being raised through Eugenics to threaten the West – and of some Graustarkian (see George Barr McCutcheon; Ruritania) adventures assembled in Half-Way East (coll 1935), with Pemberton (1943) treating similar material at novel length. [JC]

David John Footman

born Faringdon, Berkshire: 17 September 1895

died London: 8 October 1983

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