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Lory, Robert

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1936-    ) US public relations adviser and author who began publishing sf with "Rundown" for Worlds of If (see If) in May 1963; his stories have been assembled as A Harvest of Hoodwinks (coll 1970 dos). His sf novels, mostly light, fantasy-laced adventures, are unambitious but competent; they include Identity Seven (1974), which involves Identity Exchange in various realities, and The Thirteen Bracelets (1974). The Trovo series – The Eyes of Bolsk (1969 dos) and Master of the Etrax (1970) – and the Shamryke Odell sequence – Masters of the Lamp (1970 dos) and The Veiled World (1972 dos) – are Science Fantasy of an undemanding sort. The Dracula Vampire sequence, beginning with Dracula Returns! (1973) and ending with Challenge to Dracula (1975), features an immortal Dracula who has survived Atlantis only to be subjected to a villain's electronic control, gradually becoming a Superhero under duress; the Horrorscope sequence, beginning with The Green Flames of Aries (1974) and ending with Gemini Smile, Gemini Kill (1975) is horror, a genre with which he became identified. His contributions under the House Name Paul Edwards to the John Eagle Expeditor series of adventure thrillers were nonfantastic. [JC]

Robert Edward Lory

born Troy, New York: 29 December 1936




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