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Walkey, S

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1871-1953) UK author, active contributor of boy's stories to various journals from the early 1890s, with an emphasis on pirate tales, with hints of the supernatural that are normally rationalized; the Scarlet Pimpernel-like figure featured in the Jack-a-Lantern sequence is not the superman he seems (see Baroness Orczy). Walkey is of sf interest for In Quest of Sheba's Treasure: A Perilous Adventure by Land and Sea (28 August 1895-?? 1896 Chums; 1897), a tale set in the eighteenth century, when a Lost Race descended from the eponymous queen is discovered in North Africa. [JC]

Samuel Walkey

born Kilkhampton, Cornwall: 10 July 1871

died Dawlish, Devon: 29 March 1953

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