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King, Rufus

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1893-1966) US author, mostly of detective fiction, in whose complicated sf novel, The Fatal Kiss Mystery (1928), two young lovers are entangled and separated and reunited by an Invention the formula for whose development they find in a trunk and whose effect – the total disappearance of those exposed to its rays – is explained either in terms of Invisibility or other Dimensions or both. Another world is in fact discovered, containing what may be the last survivor of a Lost Race. Atomic explosions are averted in the nick of time. [JC]

Rufus Frederick King

born New York: 3 January 1893

died Hollywood, Florida: February 1966

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