McKeag, Ernest L

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(1896-1974) UK author who began writing boys' fiction in 1921, some of it featuring the occasional sf McGuffin and several Lost Worlds. In his later career he published many non-sf novels under the House Name "Griff". The Lost City of the Sierras (1927 chap) is a Lost World tale set Underground; Invaded by Mars (1934) and Terror from the Stratosphere (1937), both as by Jack Maxwell, are juvenile sf. The Shuna sequence – Shuna, White Queen of the Jungle (1951) and Shuna and the Lost Tribe (1951), both as by John King – rounds up the usual suspects: Lost Races, Psi Powers and so forth. The first of these tales has an sf flavour: asteroid-dwelling space beetles invade, kidnap an Inca city and take off with it for the Moon. [JC]

Ernest Lionel McKeag

born Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear: 19 September 1896

died London: 1974

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series

Shuna

individual titles

  • The Lost City of the Sierras (London: Aldine Publishing Co, 1927) [chap: pb/]
  • Invaded by Mars (London: Amalgamated Press, 1934) as by Jack Maxwell [chap: first appeared 23 April-16 July 1932 Champion: in the publisher's Champion Library series: pb/]
  • Terror from the Stratosphere (London: Amalgamated Press, 1937) as by Jack Maxwell [chap: first appeared in Champion, exact dates not traced: in the publisher's Champion Library series: pb/]

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