TRAIN, Arthur (Cheney)

TRAIN, Arthur (Cheney)
   US writer and lawyer, best known for work outside the sf field, particularly his legal series about the lawyer Ephraim Tutt. Some of the stories assembled in Mortmain (coll 1907) verge on sf. In his first sf novel, The Man who Rocked the Earth (1915) with R.W. WOOD, the NEAR FUTURE course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAXthreatening superscientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey. In the sequel, The Moon Maker (1916-17 Cosmopolitan; 1958 chap), also with Wood, the character who discovered the dead PAX in the previous book must now defend Earth against an approaching asteroid. He travels with a proto- FEMINIST mathematician; they marry. AT's quick skill as a popular novelist allowed him to fill out the speculations generated by his collaborator, a competent scientist; both novels thus avoid most of the absurdities that dogged the sf of the time.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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