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Van Ash, Cay

Entry updated 2 June 2020. Tagged: Author.

(1918-1994) UK academic and author long associated with Sax Rohmer, whose biography, Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer (1972), he wrote with Elizabeth Sax Rohmer. He is of sf interest for a Fu Manchu Sequel by Other Hands series comprising Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Matches his Wits with the Diabolical Dr Fu Manchu (1984) and The Fires of Fu Manchu (1987); in both instalments the Yellow Peril element remains, though somewhat tamed. The first tale brings Sherlock Holmes out of retirement after Rohmer's character Nayland Smith has been, not very intelligently, abducted; the second volume fabulates World War One. [JC]

Cay Van Ash

born Sussex: 1918

died Paris: April 1994



Fu Manchu



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