Enton, Harry

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(1854-1927) US medical doctor and author who began writing dime novels as early as 1874; of Dime-Novel SF interest are the first three Frank Reade stories, all under the house name "Noname", beginning with The Steam Man of the Plains; Or, the Terror of the West (28 February 1876 The Boys of New York; 1896), all of them being very early examples of the Edisonade, each featuring the young inventor Frank Reade, plus a new Invention each tale, and much travel into territories ripe for exploitation. After a dispute with the publisher, who refused to allow him the use of his name in the Frank Reade Library, Enton quit the series, which was taken over by Lu Senarens. In later years, Enton continued to publish in various magazines under various names, including Major Mickey Free, Harry Harrison, Ironclad and Val Versatile. [JC]

Harry Enton

born New York: 1854

died New York: 28 March 1927



Frank Reade


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