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Otis, James

Working name of US journalist, editor and author James Otis Kaler (1848-1912), who published at least 175 novels, apparently most or all of them for boys. Titles of sf interest include – but may not be restricted to – three Lost Race tales: The Treasure Finders: A Boy's Adventure in Nicaragua (1889); The Search for the Silver City: A Tale of Adventure in Yucatan (1893), in which a Mayan survival is discovered in the remote mountains; and The Treasure of Cocos Island: A Story of the Indian Ocean (1902). [JC]

James Otis Kaler

born Frankfort (now Winterport), Maine: 19 March 1848

died Portland, Maine: 11 December 1912



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 18:17 pm on 7 July 2022.