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Mason, David

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of US author Samuel Mason (1924-1974) who began publishing with "Placebo" for Infinity in 1955; he was married 1956-1962 to Katherine MacLean. Most of his novels – such as his first, Kavin's World (1969), and its sequel in the Kavin sequence, The Return of Kavin (1972) – were routine Sword and Sorcery. However, his final book, The Deep Gods (1973), more impressively implants a twentieth-century mentality into the brain of a prehistoric man (see Identity Transfer), where he must deal with the insanity of a whale (one of the "deep gods" of the title) that threatens to destroy Eden. [JC]

Samuel Mason

born 1924

died 28 June 1974

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