ROBERTSON, Morgan (Andrew)

ROBERTSON, Morgan (Andrew)
   US writer, almost always on nautical themes; many of his stories are sf or fantasy. The fantasy tales, typical of their maritime venues, tend to the mystical, the fog-girt, the occult and the morose. His sf is similar, though future- WAR tales enliven the tone on occasion. MR is perhaps best remembered for Futility, or The Wreck of the "Titan" (1898 in untraced US mag as "Futility"; 1912 UK; vt with additional material, coll The Wrecking of the Titan, or Futility: Paranormal Experiences Connected with the Sinking of the Titanic 1914 US), which proved uncannilypredictive in telling the tale of a great new ship called the Titan which steams at an arrogant pace into a iceberg and sinks.
   Other works: Spun Yarn (coll 1898); "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Tales of the Sea (coll 1899); The Three Laws and the Golden Rule (coll 1900); Down to the Sea (coll 1905); Land Ho! (coll 1905); Over the Border (coll of linked stories 1914); The Grain Ship (coll of linked stories 1914).
   See also: GREAT AND SMALL.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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