Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of UK journalist and author Francis Edward Grainger (1857-1927), who mostly wrote nonfantastic thrillers and police procedurals. The Spies of the Wight (1899), which describes a threatened Invasion of England, edges into the very Near Future; the novel-length title story assembled in Seaward for the Foe (coll 1903) is a Future War tale in which England is pitted against France. [JC]
Francis Edward Grainger
born Lowestoft, Suffolk: 1857
- The Spies of the Wight (London: C Arthur Pearson, 1899) [hb/]
- Seaward for the Foe (London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1903) [coll: illus/Henry Austin: hb/]
- The Perils of the Red Box (London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1906) [coll: vt of the above: pb/]
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