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Meik, Vivian

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1894-1955) Indian-born engineer and author, in active service during World War One, during which he was wounded at least once; in UK during his adult life until 1947, then in USA. The Geoffrey Aylett sequence beginning with Devils' Drums (coll of linked stories 1933) is primarily supernatural, with an occult tinge, though verging at point into Horror in SF. His only singleton, The Curse of Red Shiva (1936), is a Yellow Peril tale. Nemesis over Hitler (1941) is nonfiction. [JC]

Vivian Bernard Meik

born Calcutta, British India: 21 June 1894 [apparently at sea, birth registered in Calcutta]

died San Clemente, California: 22 December 1955

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Geoffrey Aylett

  • Devils' Drums (London: Philip Allan and Company, 1933) [coll of linked stories: Geoffrey Aylett: hb/Heber Thompson]
  • Veils of Fear (London: Philip Allan and Company, 1934) [Geoffrey Aylett: hb/Philip Simmonds]

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