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Sherman, Harold M

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(1898-1987) US psychic researcher, journalist from about 1921, screenwriter, playwright and author whose first work of sf interest was The Land of Monsters (1931), an adventure featuring Dinosaurs as Monsters. In the Tahara sequence – Tahara, Boy King of the Desert (1933), Tahara Among African Tribes (1933), Tahara, Boy Mystic of India (1933) and Tahara in the Land of Yucatan (1933) – a young white boy parachutes into the Sahara and becomes king of the blue-eyed Stone Age inhabitants of a Lost World; subsequent novels take him and his companions to various lands (Atlantis is mentioned but not visited), where they solve various mysteries, sometimes by ESP, about which Sherman published considerable nonfiction, including How to Make ESP Work for You (1964).

He later became known almost exclusively as an sf author for work published in Amazing Stories in the 1940s, most notably The Green Man: A Visitor from Space (October 1946 Amazing; 1946) whose eponymous Alien (see Little Green Men) visits Earth, and its sequel, "The Green Man Returns" (December 1947 Amazing), both assembled as The Green Man and His Return: An Amazing UFO Pre-Vision of the Coming of the Space People (coll 1979), in which the eponymous Alien tries to bring peace to a recalcitrant Earth. [JC]

Harold Morrow Sherman

born Traverse City, Michigan: 13 July 1898

died Mountain View, Arizona: 19 August 1987




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