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Nelson, Arthur A

Entry updated 2 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1875-1917) US salesman, advertising manager (of the Royal Typewriter Company) and author of some Pulp-magazine fiction; born Alfred Arthur Nelson, he reversed his given names for his writing work. He is of greatest sf interest for his Lost Race novel, Wings of Danger (January-April 1915 Adventure as "The Adventurers"; 1915), featuring an ancient Norse land called Valkyria within a volcano in East Africa. The Technology is advanced and the architecture is Asian, but the Religion is savage. King Leopold of Belgium and Cecil Rhodes of Britain vie for the territory, but it is blown up before either Imperialist can seize the prize. [JC]

Alfred Arthur Nelson

born Pentwater, Michigan: 24 December 1875

died Ann Arbor, Michigan: 28 May 1917


  • Wings of Danger (New York: Robert H McBride, 1915) [first appeared January-April 1915 Adventure as "The Adventurers": illus/hb/G W Gage]


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