Entry updated 9 January 2023. Tagged: Author.
(1914-2003) UK Pulp-magazine author, very prolific as an author of Westerns and detective novels, and a minor contributor to Genre SF. He began publishing sf with "A Matter of Size" for Fantasy in December 1946, and continued to publish stories under various names – W B Clarke, J Austin Jackson, Basil Sitty and the John Spencer & Co House Name Hamilton Donne – for several years, and then again for a few years after 1970. All his 1950s shorts appeared in the pocketbook magazines Futuristic Science Stories and Worlds of Fantasy. The Coming of the Beetle-Men (coll 1949 chap; the cover title was Terror Trap) contains one sf story. His only sf novel is The Brains of Helle (fixup 1953) as by Bengo Mistral. [SH/DRL]
Norman Austin Lazenby
born Gateshead, Durham (now Tyne & Wear): 4 January 1914
died Lytham St Annes, Lancashire: 7 December 2003
- The Coming of the Beetle-Men (London: Shenstone Press, 1949) [coll: chap: title on cover is Terror Trap!: pb/]
- The Brains of Helle (London: Gannet Press, 1953) as by Bengo Mistral [pb/Gerald Facey]
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