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Wallace, Bryan Edgar

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1904-1971) UK screenwriter and author, son of Edgar Wallace; he adapted some of his father's books for the cinema. His sf novel, The Device (1962), a Near Future tale of attempted world conquest, features an Antihero very similar to Norbert Jacques's Dr Mabuse, and was adapted and filmed as Scotland Yard jagt Dr Mabuse ["Scotland Yard Hunts Dr Mabuse"] (1963; vt Dr Mabuse vs Scotland Yard). His other novels were melodramatic, after his father's example, but nonfantastic. [JC]

Bryan Edgar Wallace

born London: 28 April 1904

died 1971

works (selected)

  • The Device (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962) [hb/]


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