McKEAG, Ernest L(ionel)
(1896-1974)
   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.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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