Halidom, M Y

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Main pseudonym of the UK businessman and author only identified in 2005 as Alexander Huth (1838-1914), who also wrote as Dryasdust, under which name he is perhaps best known for the first version of Tales of the Wonder Club (coll 1899-1900 3vols; each vol subsequently published as by Halidom, vt Tales of the Wonder Club: New and Revised Edition 1903; Tales of the Wonder Club: Second Series: New and Revised Edition 1904; Tales of the Wonder Club: Third Series: New and Revised Edition 1905). Most of the stories here assembled are supernatural. The Wizard's Mantle (1890; rev 1903 as by Halidom) also appeared initially as by Dryasdust. Further titles, all as by Halidom, and some including suggestions of sf, were The Spirit Lovers (coll 1903), A Weird Transformation (1904), about a reanimated corpse, The Woman in Black (1906), Zoë's Revenge (1908), The Poet's Curse (1911), in which William Shakespeare's grave is desecrated with disastrous consequences, and The Poison Ring (1912). [JC]

Alexander Huth

born London: 23 December 1838

died London: 12 December 1914

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