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(1920-2004) US author perhaps best remembered for creating and writing as by Jon Sharpe most of the first 200 instalments of The Trailsman sequence of nonfantastic Westerns [not listed below]; this pseudonym eventually became a House Name. Much of Messmann's other nonfantastic work, for which no adequate bibliographical coverage exists, was written under various pseudonyms and house names, including Nick Carter. Some of his work edges into Horror in SF; of sf interest are some thrillers including Operation Snake (1969) as by Carter; The Haunting of Drumroe (1971) as by Claudette Nicole is horror; and The Deadly Deep (1974) involves a Near Future Invasion of Monsters from Under the Sea. [JC]
born 29 April 1920
died New York: 3 November 2004
works (highly selected)
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 02:56 am on 24 January 2022.