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
- The Fly-by-Nights (London: John Murray, 1921) [hb/]
- When the Devil Was Sick (London: John Murray, 1924) [hb/]
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