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Turner, C C

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(1870-1952) UK journalist and author, active from before World War One, in which he served, and which he described in the nonfiction The Struggle in the Air, 1914-1918 (1919) as Major Charles C Turner; most of his early journalism and books dealt with aeronautical issues, beginning with Cantor Lectures on Aeronautics (coll 1910), which were delivered in 1909. In later years, Turner specialized in crime adventures, often for adults, including The Secret of the Desert (1923), a Near Future Disaster tale in which a visiting planet or planetoid destroys civilization; Dusk and Dawn (1924), a fantasy set in Darkest Africa; and Unlawful (1927), a thriller with Pax Aeronautica implications featuring use and potential misuse of a new Power Source generated in the aether. [JC]

Major Charles Cyril Turner

born 30 April 1870

died 7 December 1952

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