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(1850-1917) UK journalist and author, of whose approximately 60 novels – most of them swashbuckling historical romances set mainly at sea – The Desert Ship: A Story of Adventure by Sea and Land (1894) is of sf interest for the Lost Race elements in the tale: the Spanish galleon discovered stranded in the Colorado Desert is loaded with mysterious ritual Aztec objects. [JC]
born Southampton, Hampshire: 1850
died London: 11 December 1917
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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