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Goodchild, George

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(1888-1969) UK thriller and adventure author and playwright. His first sf novel, The Eye of Abu (1927) as by Alan Dare, was an Atlantean (see Atlantis) Lost-World novel relating the discovery of the Fountain of Youth. As Goodchild he followed this with The Monster of Grammont (1927), marginally sf; The Emperor of Hallelujah Island (1930), about a kingdom of criminals; A Message from Space (26 March-17 September 1921 The Children's Newspaper, subtitled "A Thrilling Story of Flying Adventures Telling How Mars Saved the Earth"; rev 1931), in which Martians gas the humans of Earth in order to save us from the planet's exposure to a region of space full of argon gas, an action which affects a Lost Race of ancient Greeks in South America; and Doctor Zil's Experiment (1953), in which survivors of a world-destroying Disaster undergo various tribulations. [JE/BS/DRL]

George Goodchild

born Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: 1888

died Guildford, Surrey: 25 March 1969



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