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Gurdon, J E

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1898-1973) UK soldier – as a World War One flying ace he won a DFC – and author, publishing many stories in UK magazines, and two books of some sf interest: Feeding the Wind (1924), featuring a Mad Scientist who almost blows up the world; and a Lost World tale for Young Adult readers, The Secret of the South (1950), featuring a Hollow Earth reachable through the South Pole, where the young protagonists find a Lost World peopled by Polarians fighting for their lives against the brutish Anthropians (see Apes as Human). [JC]

Captain John Everard Gurdon

born Balham, Surrey: 24 May 1898

died Alassio, Italy: 14 April 1973

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