FRIEL, Arthur O(lney)
(1885-1959)
   US writer and explorer, most of whose work appeared in PULP MAGAZINES, including the McKay, Knoulton and Ryan sequence of lost-race (see LOST WORLD) tales set in South America and featuring the exploits of Americans, who eventually establish a kingdom somewhere close to Peru. Those published as books - The Pathless Trail (1922), Tiger River (1923), in which men are transformed into beasts by a strange Circean wine, The King of No Man's Land (1924) and Mountains of Mystery (1925) - weremarginal as sf; but "In the Year 2000" (1928 Adventure), which never reached book form, is set after a world war in which White men have triumphed.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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