SHERMAN, Harold M(orrow)
(1898-1987)
   US writer. His first work was the Tahara sequence - Tahara, Boy King of the Desert (1933), Tahara Among African Tribes (1933), Tahara, Boy Mystic of India (1933) and Tahara in the Land of Yucatan (1933) - in which a young White boy parachutes into the Sahara and becomes king of the Stone Age inhabitants of a LOST WORLD; subsequent novels take him and hiscompanions to various lands (ATLANTIS is mentioned but not visited), where they solve various mysteries (sometimes by ESP). HMS later became known almost exclusively for work published in AMAZING STORIES in the 1940s, most notably The Green Man (1946) and its sequel, "The Green ManReturns" (1947 AMZ), both assembled as The Green Man and his Return (coll 1979), in which the eponymous ALIEN tries to bring peace to a recalcitrant Earth.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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