Gardner, Maurice B

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(1905-1977) US machinist for a Maine railroad and author of the Bantan series of novels, set on a South Pacific Island, but directly influenced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose Tarzan books he began reading at an early age; the series, whose sf content is borderline, begins with Bantan, God-Like Islander (1936; vt Bantan of the Islands 1957), includes a Lost Race in Bantan Primeval (1961), and ends with The New Adventures of Bantan (coll 1977). [JC]

Maurice Benjamin Gardner

born Portland, Maine: 15 July 1905

died Portland, Maine: 5 November 1977

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