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Ross, Charles

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1864-1930) UK soldier and author who reached the rank of Major-General during the First World War; after publishing considerable nonfiction on military materials, he released several novels after his retirement. Of sf interest is The Fly-by-Nights (1921), depicting a Near Future teetotal Britain threatened by the illegal importation of Drugs and liquor by Communists flying advanced Airships; When the Devil Was Sick (1924) is a horror tale about abysses of evil lurking far Underground (in a Cornish mine), where worshippers of Moloch reinstitute human sacrifice. [JC]

Major-General Charles Ross

born 10 March 1864

died Winchester, Hampshire: 21 December 1930



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