McKEAG, Ernest L(ionel)
   UK author who began writing boys' fiction in 1921, some of it featuring the occasional sf MCGUFFIN and several LOST WORLDS. In his later career he published many non-sf novels under the house name "GRIFF"Invaded by Mars (1934) and Terror from the Stratosphere (1937), both as by Jack Maxwell, are juvenile sf. The Shuna sequence - Shuna, White Queen of theJungle (1951) and Shuna and the Lost Tribe (1951), both as by John King - rounds up the usual suspects: lost worlds, PSI POWERS and so forth. The first of these tales has an sf flavour: asteroid-dwelling space beetles invade, kidnap an Inca city and take off with it for the Moon.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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