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Scoggins, C E

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(1888-1955) Mexican-born author, of American parents, in USA from an early age. Most of his work consists of adventure tales; of sf interest is the Colin O'Leary sequence comprising The House of Dawn (17 February-24 March 1934 Saturday Evening Post; 1935) fertile in the Amazonian hinterland, drain lake and find relics of a strange race and Lost Road (1941); in the first, O'Leary discovers an artificial lake far up the Amazon River which, when drained, reveals relics of a Lost Race, and in the second, set in the Sargasso Sea, relics of Atlantis are uncovered. Similar excursions lead to similar results in The Red Gods Call (13 March-17 April 1926 Saturday Evening Post as "The Country of Old Men"; 1926), White Fox (portion first appeared 17 September 1927 Saturday Evening Post; 1928) and The House of Darkness (13 December 1930-17 January 1931 Saturday Evening Post; 1931), where a Mayan City proves to contain records of Atlantis, establishing a racial connection. [JC]

Charles Elbert Scoggins

born Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico: 16 March 1888

died Boulder, Colorado: 6 December 1955



Colin O'Leary

  • The House of Dawn (New York: D Appleton-Century Company, 1935) [first appeared 17 February-24 March 1934 Saturday Evening Post: Colin O'Leary: hb/]
  • Lost Road (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1941) [Colin O'Leary: hb/]

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