Cook, Oscar

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(1888-1952) UK editor and author, several of his tales of the fantastic being derived from several years in Borneo, "St Urag of the Tail" (July 1926 Weird Tales), an Apes as Human story climaxing in fatal devotions paid to a killer orchid; he is perhaps best known for the nonfiction Borneo: The Stealer of Hearts (1924). Of marginal sf interest is The Seventh Wave (1926), about a Drug-induced cure for a mysterious disease which causes blindness and intense pain; the tale climaxes in scenes of Torture on a mountain top in Borneo. [JC]

Richard Martin Oscar Cook

born Islington, Middlesex [now London]: 17 March 1888

died London: 23 February 1952

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