Marshall, Edison

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(1894-1967) US author and big-game hunter, best known for his work outside the sf field, especially his many historical novels, though he began publishing sf early in his career with "Who is Charles Avison?" (April 1916 Argosy), an early Counter-Earth tale; the From a Frontiersman's Diary series (August 1919-January 1920 Blue Book) featured stories involving the strange and/or the supernatural. Several of his early novels are Lost Race tales, including The Sleeper of the Moonlit Ranges (1925), The Light in the Jungle (1933) and The Splendid Quest (1934). The narrator of Ogden's Strange Story (24 March-14 April 1928 Popular Magazine as "Og, the Dawn Man"; 1934) suffers a head-injury and Timeslips into the deep past, becoming a proto-man named Og (see Prehistoric SF). Dian of the Lost Land (1935; vt The Lost Land 1972), the best regarded of his early work, is a romantically told tale of a Lost World in the Antarctica housing Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons and Mammoths. Of his later work, The Pagan King (1959) is an Arthurian tale of fantasy interest, and Earth Giant (1960) is about Hercules. [JC/PN]

Edison Tesla Marshall

born Rensselaer, Indiana: 29 August 1894

died Augusta, Georgia: 29 October 1967



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