Monday, January 5, 2009

SF authors born 1884-1893: 1891

1. Otis Adelbert Kline


Otis Adelbert Kline (1891-1946)

American writer, literary agent. Frequent contributor to pulp magazines. Popular for shoddy knockoffs of Edgar Rice Burroughs' sword-and-raygun romances.

* "The Malignant Entity" (Weird Tales, May-June-July 1924). TK

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* The Prince of Peril: The Weird Adventures of Zinlo, Man of Three Worlds Upon the Mysterious Planet of Venus (McClurg: Chicago, 1930). The second story in Kline's Venus series. The protagonist is a Martian, who has previously occupied the body of an Earthman, and who is now translated to Venus in the body of Prince Zinlo. A wicked nobleman is trying to assassinate Zinlo, who is crown prince. (Ripoff of Anthony Hope's 1894 novel, The Prisoner of Zenda?)

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