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Lampen, C Dudley

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(1859-1943) UK author, mostly of Children's SF for boys; of sf interest are his Lost World novels, including The Queen of the Extinct Volcano (1898), the eponymous ruler of dark-skinned subjects being a She figure; Mirango, the Man Eater: A Tale of Central Africa: Being the Narrative of George Pryce, Traveller and Exile, First Writ Down Anno Domini 1706, and Now Retold (1899), in which the narrator meets a society of ancient Egyptians; Barcali, the Mutineer: A Tale of the Great Pacific (1900), which locates its ancient Romans on a hidden Island; and O'Callaghan the Slave-Trader (1901), partially set in a hidden City deep in Africa. None of this work stands out. [JC]

Charles Dudley Lampen

born Scammonden, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire: 23 January 1859

died West Malling, Kent: 27 July 1943

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