Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) US physician and author whose Young Adult sf novel Lost Threshold (1968) is a very late Lost-World story, in which a secret Underground passage leads the hero through a portal or gateway to another world of uncertain location whose pre-industrial people have access to unlimited supplies of gold which they regard as almost worthless but which is coveted by unpleasant intruders. Loose Chippings (1968), for the same readership, is a borderline-sf tale whose protagonist discovers an English village not on any map (the common UK road sign "Loose Chippings" refers to a road hazard and not a place), which turns out to be a Polder [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] caught, like Brigadoon, in a Time eddy. [JC/DRL]
Thomas Gerald Wheeler
- Lost Threshold (New York: S G Phillips, 1968) [hb/]
- Loose Chippings (New York: S G Phillips, 1969) [hb/]
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