Wade, Tom W

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(?   -    ) UK author who published mainly with sf publishers John Spencer (see Badger Books) under various pseudonyms. As Victor Wadey he wrote two bad yet charming sf novels, A Planet Named Terra (1962) and its sequel The United Planets (1962). The distant planet confusingly called Terra is populated by the Reincarnations of people from Earth, notably Elizabeth I, as space explorers from Earth discover to their amazement. He wrote Chaos in Arcturus (1953) and Chariot into Time (1953) under the Spencer/Badger House Name Karl Zeigfreid (in this case spelt Zeigfried) as well as, possibly, the remaining uncertainly identified title Beyond the Galaxy (1953) listed in the Karl Zeigfreid entry. Under the House Name Victor La Salle he wrote Assault from Infinity (1953), The Seventh Dimension (1953) and Suns in Duo (1953). His sole Badger Books title, Objective Venus (1958), appeared under the pseudonym James Williams. As Wade he wrote two later tales, The World of Theda (1962) and The Voice from Baru (1963). [JC/JGr/DRL/SH]

Tom W Wade

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as by Victor La Salle

Victor La Salle was a House Name of John Spencer and Co.

as by Karl Zeigfried [sic]

Karl Zeigfreid was a House Name of John Spencer and Co.

  • Beyond the Galaxy (London: John Spencer and Co, 1953) as by Karl Zeigfried (see Karl Zeigfreid) [author attribution is speculative: alternate spelling of house name: pb/Norman Light]
  • Chariot into Time (London: John Spencer and Co, 1953) as by Karl Zeigfried (see Karl Zeigfreid) [alternate spelling of house name: pb/Norman Light]
  • Chaos in Arcturus (London: John Spencer and Co, 1953) as by Karl Zeigfried (see Karl Zeigfreid) [alternate spelling of house name: pb/Ron Embleton]

as by Victor Wadey

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