KELLEAM, Joseph E(veridge)
   US writer and civil servant, an occasional contributor to the sf field since publishing his first story, "Rust", in ASF in 1939. His first novel, Overlords from Space (1956 dos), is a routine tale in which ALIEN conquerors of Earth are defeated at last. The Little Men (1960) andits sequel, Hunters of Space (1960), whose characters are derived from European MYTHOLOGY, traces the fight between Jack Odin and the villainousGrim Hagen, first under the Earth, then in space; various princesses and dwarfs attend. In When the Red King Woke (1966), which may be sf, a mysterious monarch sleeps off-planet in a bubble; as readers of Lewis CARROLL might expect, when the king awakes the planet dies.
   See also: ROBOTS.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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