LANDIS, Arthur H(arold)


LANDIS, Arthur H(arold)
(1917-1986)
   US author and editor. While editing for Dealer's Voice, a motorcycle magazine, AHL convinced his publisher to begin a new fantasy magazine, Coven 13, which AHL edited for 4 issues Sep 1969-Mar 1970 before the title passed to William L. CRAWFORD. The 4-part serial "Let There Be Magick" in Coven 13, by AHL as James R. Keaveney, became A World CalledCamelot (1969-70; rev 1976) as by AHL, and was followed in the same series by Camelot in Orbit (1978), The Magick of Camelot (1981) and Home - To Avalon (1982). In the first novel a cultural engineer, or "Adjuster", issent from Earth to the second planet of Fomalhaut, known as Camelot, a world where MAGIC works, rather as in Christopher STASHEFF's Warlock series. Sf meets SWORD AND SORCERY in a whimsical manner throughout the series, whose quality deteriorates. The final volume is set on a different world.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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