Pseudonym of US writer George Shepard Chappell (1877-1946) for a series of sf tales spoofing the geographical romances popular just after WWI. In The Cruise of the Kawa: Wanderings in the South Seas (1921) a newPolynesia is discovered featuring birds which lay dice. Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera: A Fascinating Trip to the Interior (1930) takes Dr Traprock through a human digestive system.
   Other works: Sarah of the Sahara: A Romance of Nomads Land (1923); My Northern Exposure: The Kawa at the North Pole (1925); Dr Traprock's Memory Book, orAged in Wood (1930).

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