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Foster, W Bert

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1869-1929) US author who specialized in the Dime Novel and several of whose Western tales were made into silent films; his sf of most interest – like "At Land's End" (May-November 1901 Argosy), a Near Future tale in which the Arctic is explored by airplane; and "When Time Slipped a Cog" (January-May 1905 All-Story), which combines Timeslip and Amnesia – did not reach book form. The Lost Expedition (1905) is borderline sf. [MA/JC]

Walter Bertram Foster

born Providence, Rhode Island: 3 November 1869

died 26 April 1929


  • The Eve of War (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Penn Publishing Company, 1904) [hb/F A Carter]
  • The Lost Expedition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Penn Publishing Company, 1905) [hb/Clare Victor Dwiggins]


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