Hansen, L Taylor

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(1897-1976) US anthropologist and author who published numerous sf stories and popular science articles in the Pulp magazines between 1929 and 1949, beginning with "What the Sodium Lines Revealed" in Amazing Stories Quarterly for Winter 1929, and The Undersea Tube (November 1929 Amazing; 2008 ebook), detailing the failure of a subway under the Atlantic. The Scientific Mysteries series (September 1941-December 1948 Amazing) was nonfiction. Her tales – Forrest J Ackerman claimed in 1939 that Taylor told him that all her stories had been written by her brother, but he seems not to have existed – revolve around hard-science explanations or technological problems, and tend to include many diagrams. She attended the University of California Los Angeles for graduate work in science. Of her nonfiction books, at least two are of interest: He Walked the Americas (1963); and The Ancient Atlantic (1969), which deals with the geological and mythic history of the Atlantic Ocean. [JD/JC/MA]

Lucile Taylor Hansen

born Nebraska: 30 November 1897

died Phoenix, Arizona: May 1976




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