Muddock, J E Preston

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(1843-1934) UK author, much travelled in early life, who published prolifically under his own name, sometimes giving his surname as Preston-Muddock (though Preston is absent from his birth records), and as by Dick Donovan; in general he restricted this pseudonym to juveniles and thrillers, including Tales of Terror (coll 1889) and The Scarlet Seal: A Tale of the Borgias (1902), the latter a witchcraft fantasy. As Muddock he published considerable nonfiction as well as Stories Weird and Wonderful (coll 1889). One tale is of sf interest: The Sunless City (1905), in which a submarine explores a seemingly bottomless Underground lake in the Rockies and comes upon a Lost Race. [JC]

James Emmerson Preston Muddock

born New Forest, near Southampton, Hampshire: 28 May 1843

died Upper Tooting, Surrey [now London]: 23 January 1934

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as by Dick Donovan

as Muddock

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