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MacDonell, A G

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1895-1941) India-born Scottish author who began his career as author with a series of thrillers as Neil Gordon; one of these, The Professor's Poison (1928), was sf, featuring the Invention of a new Weapon capable of gassing whole armies. From 1933, MacDonell wrote under his own name. In Lords and Masters (1936) an industrial struggle between traditional steel manufacturers and the developers of a new metal escalates into a full-blown Future War involving the whole of Europe; by novel's end, a Patriotic Government is ruling the UK. [JC]

Archibald Gordon MacDonell

born Poona, India: 3 November 1895

died Oxford, Oxfordshire: 16 January 1941



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