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Lyle, Eugene P, Jr

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1873-1962) US journalist and author, whose The Great War of 1938 (September 1918 Everybody's Magazine; 1918 chap) predicts with unusual accuracy the onset of World War Two, though its propagandist thesis for readers in September 1918 – that Germany would take advantage of any weak peace terms laid down after its coming defeat in World War One – was very wide of the mark. An earlier nonfiction piece, "The Advance of Wireless" (February 1905 World's Work), was also surprisingly predictive. A novel, The Transformation of Krag (1911), despite its alluring title, is entirely nonfantastic. [JC]

Eugene Perry Lyle Jr

born Dallas, Texas: 31 December 1873

died San Diego, California: 5 February 1962

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