Stringer, Arthur

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(1874-1950) Canadian poet and author, in the US from 1898; prolific in several genres from 1894, though he concentrated on the Canadian genre of survival tales set in the northern wilds. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep (coll 1919) and The Wolf Woman (1928) are fantasy. Of sf interest are a film tie, The Story without a Name (1924) with Russell Holman, in which a Death Ray appears, an Invention duly sought after by a sizeable passel of Villains; and The Woman who Couldn't Die (1929), whose Viking heroine – after spending 900 years in Suspended Animation in an ice-floe in a Lost World (inhabited by blond Eskimos whose culture is based upon worshipping her) in northern Canada – is Rejuvenated through blood transfusions injected by a Mad Scientist, only to fall fatally in love with one of his fellow intruders into the lost world. [JC]

Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer

born Chatham, Ontario: 26 February 1874

died Mountain Lakes, New Jersey: 14 September 1950

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