Connell, Alan

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(1916-?   ) Australian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Reign of the Reptiles" for Wonder Stories in August 1935, but who remains known almost solely for his Serpent Land sequence, comprising Lords of Serpent Land (1945 chap), Prisoners in Serpent Land (1945 chap) and Warriors of Serpent Land (1945 chap), all three being assembled as Lords of Serpent Land (omni 1991); the tales, which are effectively one sustained novel, reflect the influence of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan, featuring elements of Prehistoric SF and the presence of several Amazonian Lost Races. [JC]

Alan Herbert Connell

born Australia: 1916 [his birth has also been given as 1917]

died ? [author was alive in 1991]

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Serpent Land

  • Lords of Serpent Land (Sydney, New South Wales: Currawong Publishing Co, 1945) [chap: Serpent Land: pb/]
  • Prisoners in Serpent Land (Sydney, New South Wales: Currawong Publishing Co, 1945) [chap: Serpent Land: pb/]
  • Warriors of Serpent Land (Sydney, New South Wales: Currawong Publishing Co, 1945) [chap: Serpent Land: pb/]
    • Lords of Serpent Land (Sydney, New South Wales: Graham Stone, 1991) [omni of the above three titles: Serpent Land: hb/nonpictorial]

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