(? -? ) UK author of Men in Chains (coll of linked stories 1938) comprising a series of tales designed to describe the Evolution of Homo sapiens in Scientific Romance language, beginning in prehistory (see Prehistoric SF) and moving to the Near Future. The title conveys Ryan's sense of the costs of "progress".
Ryan should not be confused with the Canadian writer Thomas J Ryan. [JC]
- Men in Chains (London: Peter Davies, 1938) [coll of linked stories: hb/]
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