Swartwout, R Egerton

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(1905-1951) US-born cartoonist and author, in the UK from early manhood. The Boat Race Murder (1933) is a nonfantastic detective novel. Of sf interest is It Might Have Happened: A Sketch of the Later Career of Rupert Lister Audenard [for full title see Checklist] (1934), an Alternate History of Britain whose Jonbar Point is the survival of Randolph Churchill (1849-1895) (here Rupert Audenard) until 1933, during which period, due to his dominating position in the country, World War One is truncated, Hitler does not come to power, and world peace reigns. Most of the characters who feature in the narrative are lightly disguised politicians and men of letters, including Winston Churchill (Martin Audenard) and J B S Haldane (Henley). [JC]

Robert Egerton Swartwout

born New York: 2 July 1905

died Hartismere, Eye, Suffolk: 2 June 1951

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