(1926-2010) US writer, prolific in several genres under more than one name and author of various borderline-sf tales, often involving Sex. They include: Dragon's Teeth (1973) as Keith Miles; the Valentine Flynn series beginning with What a Way to Go! (1966) and ending with Invasion of the Nymphomaniacs (1967), all as Sean O'Shea; Future Sex (1979) and Pleasure Planet (1979) as Starr Trainor (a tentative identification); and, as Tralins, the Miss from S.I.S. sequence – The Miss from S.I.S. (1966), The Chic Chick Spy (1966) and The Ring-A-Ding UFOs (1967) – Ghoul Lover (1972) and #3 in a Frankenstein sequence (other vols by various hands). As Tralins he wrote two sf novels, The Cosmozoids (1966), a tale of Paranoia in which Alien invaders create pod people, and Android Armageddon (1974), a Computer-driven Dystopia; the Signal books, comprising Signal: Intruder (1992) and Signal: Blackbird (1992) are a Near Future Technothriller sequence; Deadshot (1993), a singleton, takes place in a similar venue. [JC]
Sandor Robert Tralins
born Baltimore, Maryland: 28 April 1926
died Clearwater, Florida: 20 May 2010
Miss from S.I.S.
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