MEEK, Colonel S(terner St) P(aul)


MEEK, Colonel S(terner St) P(aul)
(1894-1972)
   US Army ordnance officer and writer, active for about a decade in the US PULP MAGAZINES after the publication of his first story, "The Murgatroyd Experiments" for AMZ Quarterly in 1929. Many of hisstories are in a series featuring Doctor Bird and Operative Carnes, running from "The Cave of Horror" (1930) to "Vanishing Gold" (1932); they have not been collected in book form. The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga (coll 1935) assembles a series of sf tall tales; some areamusing. Of several novels published in magazine form, only two LOST-WORLD tales about survivors of ATLANTIS, The Drums of Tapajos (1930 AMZ; 1961) and its sequel Troyana (1932 AMZ; rev 1961), reached book form.
   JC
   Other work: Arctic Bride (coll 1944 chap UK).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.


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