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Coombs, Charles I

(1914-1994) US author, usually known as Chick Coombs, who in 1941 modelled John Carter of Mars for John Coleman Burroughs's Sunday-newspaper comics strip of that name (see Edgar Rice Burroughs). Coombs's written output was almost exclusively of nonfiction books for Young Adult readers, a high proportion of them about flying. Of sf interest are at least two tales, Celestial Space, Inc (1954) and Mystery of Satellite 7 (1958), both of which dramatically espouse the virtues of venturing into space. [JC/DRL]

Charles Ira Coombs

born Los Angeles, California: 27 June 1914

died Los Angeles, California: 20 February 1994



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 11:33 am on 24 September 2023.