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Walsh, J M

Entry updated 15 April 2024. Tagged: Author.

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(1897-1952) Australian-born author, in the UK from 1925, active as an author of short fiction from 1913, beginning to publish novels from 1921; from the mid-1920s he wrote primarily mystery stories, some as by Stephen Maddock or George M White; he wrote some romantic adventures as by Jack Carew, and some of his sf as by H Haverstock Hill. Vandals of the Void (Summer 1931 Wonder Stories Quarterly; 1931) and its sequel, "The Struggle for Pallas" (Fall 1931 Wonder Stories Quarterly) are Space Opera tales revolving around an attempted Invasion of Earth and Mars from the planet Mercury. Vanguard to Neptune (Spring 1932 Wonder Stories Quarterly; 1952), in the same mode, is fairly routine. The Secret of the Crater (1930) as by H Hill is a Lost Race tale; the serial "Terror Out of Space" (February-May 1934 Amazing) is also as by Hill. Spies' Vendetta (1936) touches on the Invention of radio-powered aircraft; and Secret Weapons (1940), featuring Walsh's continuing intelligence agent Oliver Keene, deals with the Near Future thwarting of Nazi plans to direct guided missiles against Britain. [PN/JC]

see also: Australia; Outer Planets; Publishing.

James Morgan Walsh

born Geelong, Victoria: 23 February 1897

died Weston-super-Mare, Somerset: 29 August 1952



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