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McLaren, Jack

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(1884-1954) Australian author, in UK in later life, prolific in various genres, specializing in adventure tales, some of them exotic. Of direct sf interest is The Devil of the Depths: A Strange Story of the South Seas (1935), whose protagonist encounters a number of challenges Under the Sea and on a mysterious South Pacific Island, including Monsters, sentient flora, and the ruins of a Lost Race village. [JC]

John McLaren

born Fitzroy, Victoria: 13 October 1884

died Brighton, East Sussex: 16 May 1954

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