M'Guire, Sean

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(?   -?   ) UK author of two Lost Race novels of interest. Spider Island (1929), set on an Island in the South Pacific, features the discovery of a range of Monsters under the sway of a race of web-footed amphibians. Beast or Man? (1930) combines Lost Race and feral child modes (remotely evoking Tarzan in its beginning chapters), but then shifts into an Apes as Human tale of some significance. Having reached manhood, the "Tarzan" figure trains his half-human son to arm his tribe with weapons, and otherwise subject them to Uplift. Their defense of their homeland is treated with some sympathy. In the end, inevitably (see Imperialism; Race in SF), they are destroyed. [JC]

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