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John Russell Fearn

(John Francis Russell Fearn)
UK flag (1908 - 1960)

aka Geoffrey Armstrong, Thornton Ayre, Hugo Blayn, Morton Boyce, Hank Carson, Dennis Clive, Hank Cole, Polton Cross, Mark Denholm, Douglas Dodd, Sheridan Drew, Max Elton, Matt Francis, Spike Gordon, Volsted Gridban, Griff, Malcolm Hartley, Conrad G Holt, Preston James, Frank Jones, Nat Karta, Marvin Kayne, Clem Larson, Herbert Lloyd, Paul Lorraine, Astron del Martia, Jed McCloud, Mick McCoy, Jed McNab, Dom Passante, Francis Rose, Laurence F Rose, Ward Ross, Frank Russell, John Russell, Arnold Ryden, Bryan Shaw, John Slate, Vargo Statten, Earl Titan, John Werheim, Ephraim Winiki

John Russell Fearn was an extremely prolific and popular British writer, who began in the American pulps, then almost single-handedly drove the post-World War II boom in British publishing with a flood of science fiction, detective stories, westerns, and adventure fiction. He employed numerous pseudonyms, such as Vargo Statten, Volstead Gridban, Hugo Blayn, Thorton Ayre, Polton Cross, Geoffrey Armstrong, Dennis Clive, John Cotton, Ephriam Winiki, Spike Gordon, and many others. He is noted for such grandly extravagant science fiction as "The Intelligence Gigantic" and "The Liners of Time", "Mathematica", and the Golden Amazon series. He was so popular that one of his pseudonyms became the editor of VARGO STATEN'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE in the 1950's. His work is noted for its vigor amd wild imagination. He has always had a substantial cult following and has been popular in translation around the world.

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Western
Original Golden Amazon Saga
   1. The Golden Amazon (1944)
   2. The Golden Amazon Returns (1945)
     aka The Deathless Amazon
   3. The Golden Amazon's Triumph (1946)
   4. The Amazon's Diamond Quest (1953)
   5. The Amazon Strikes Again (1954)
   6. Twin of the Amazon (1954)
Black Maria (as by John Slate)
   Black Maria, MA (1944)
   One Remained Seated (1946)
   Thy Arm Alone (1947)
   Death In Silhouette (1950)
Mars Quartet
   Emperor of Mars (1950)
   Goddess of Mars (1950)
   Red Men of Mars (1950)
   Warrior of Mars (1950)
Anjani (as by Earl Titan)
   Anjani, The Mighty (1951)
   The Gold of Akada (1951)
   Deluge! (as by Arnold Ryden)
   The Gold Bonanza (as by Thornton Ayre)
   Laughter Out of Space (as by Dennis Clive)
   The Wreckers (as by Geoffrey Armstrong)
   The Dust Destroyer (1934)
   Zagribud (1937)
   Twilight of the Tenth World (1940) (as by Thornton Ayre)
   Valley of Pretenders (1942) (as by Dennis Clive)
   The Voice Commands (1942) (as by Dennis Clive)
   The Intelligence Gigantic (1943)
   Maria Marches On (1945) (as by John Slate)
   Other Eyes Watching (1946) (as by Polton Cross)
   Except for One Thing (1947) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   The Flying Horseman (1947)
   Liners of Time (1947)
   Slaves of Ijax (1947)
   The Test Of Love (1947)
   The Fourth Door (1947)
   The Five Matchboxes (1948) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   The Avenger (1948)
   Framed In Guilt (1948) (as by John Slate)
   Rustlers Canyon (1948)
   Thunder Valley (1948)
   Yellow Gulch Law (1948)
   Account Settled (1949) (as by John Russell)
   Dead Man's Shoes (1949)
   Gunsmoke Valley (1949)
   Murder's A Must (1949)
   Outlaw's Legacy (1949) (as by Clem Larson)
   Six-Gun Prodigal (1949) (as by Hank Cole)
   Six-Guns Shoot To Kill (1949) (as by Hank Carson)
   Stockwhip Sheriff (1949) (as by Polton Cross)
   Tornado Trail (1949) (as by Marvin Kayne)
   The Trembling World (1949) (as by Astron del Martia)
   The Tattoo Murders (1949)
   Arizona Love (1950)
   Aztec Gold (1950)
   Bonanza (1950)
   Firewater (1950) (as by Jed McCloud)
   Flashpoint (1950) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   Ghost Canyon (1950) (as by Matt Francis)
   The Hanging Nine (1950) (as by Ward Ross)
   Hell's Acres (1950) (as by Mick McCoy)
   Lead Law (1950) (as by Morton Boyce)
   Merridew Rides Again (1950)
   Rattlesnake (1950) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   Retribution At Black Gap (1950) (as by Frank Russell)
   Skeleton Pass (1950) (as by Max Elton)
   Golden Canyon (1951)
   Guntoter From Kansas (1951) (as by Jed McNab)
   The Hanging 9 (1951)
   Injun Canyon (1951) (as by Jed McNab)
   What Happened To Hammond? (1951) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   Killer's Legacy (1952)
   Space Warp (1952)
   Two Worlds (1952) (as by Paul Lorraine)
   Zenith-D (1952) (as by Paul Lorraine)
   Glimpse (1952)
   Cosmic Exodus (1953) (as by Conrad G Holt)
   Dark Boundaries (1953) (as by Paul Lorraine)
   Don't Touch Me (1953) (as by Spike Gordon)
   The Hell-Fruit (1953) (as by Laurence F Rose)
   Liquid Death (1953) (as by Griff)
   Shattering Glass (1953) (as by Frank Russell)
   The Silent World (1953)
   You Take the Rap (1953) (as by Spike Gordon)
   Accident Trail (1954) (as by Jed McCloud)
   Feather-First Jones (1954) (as by Jed McCloud)
   Vision Sinister (1954) (as by Nat Karta)
   Here and Now (1955)
   Secrets Of The Vase (1955) (as by Preston James)
   The Silvered Cage (1955) (as by Hugo Blayn)
   Navajo Vengeance (1956)
   Phantom Avenger (1956) (as by Jed McNab)
   Sheriff Of Dead-Man's Bend (1956) (as by Jed McNab)
   Bury the Hatchet (1957) (with Philip Harbottle)
   One Against Time (1969) (as by Astron del Martia)
   From Afar (1982)
   Survivor of Mars (1982)
   Worlds Within (1982)
   No Grave Need I (1984)
   The Slitherers (1984)
   Climate Incorporated (1987)
   Aftermath (1996)
   Manton's World (1999)
   Fires of Vengeance (2000) (as by John Slate)
   The Sheriff of Mountain Shadow (2000) (as by Mark Denholm)
   Voice of the Conqueror (2003)
   Stranger In Our Midst (2006)
   The Rattenbury Mystery (2007)
   Return to Akada (2010)
   Endless Day (2010)
   The Black Terror (2010)
   The Man Who Was Not (2011)
   One Way Out (2011) (with Philip Harbottle)
   The Haunted Gallery (2015)
   The Multi-Man (2015)
   The Atlantic Tunnel (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Mathematica Plus (1936)
   Mathematica (1936)
   The Stain That Grew (1936)
   Seeds from Space (1937)
   The Wailing Hybrid (1938)
   Earth Asunder! (1939)
   Face in the Sky (1939)
   The Man From Hell (1939)
   Moon Heaven (1939)
   Outlaw of Saturn (1939)
   Secret of the Buried City (1939)
   Thoughts that Kill (1939)
   The Jewels From the Moon (1939)
   Men Without a World (1940) (as by Dom Passante)
   White Outcast (1940) (as by Thornton Ayre)
   Queen of Venus (1940)
   Special Agent to Venus (1940)
   Mystery of the Martian Pendulum (1941) (with Raymond Palmer)
   Arctic God (1942)
   The Case of the Mesozoic Monsters (1942)
   The Last Hours (1942)
   The Mental Gangster (1942)
   Outcasts of Eternity (1942)
   Interlink (1945)
   Black-Out (1950)
   Nebula (1950)
   The Inner Cosmos (1952)
   The Copper Bullet (1954) (as by John Werheim)
   Before Atlantis (1954)
   Chamber of Centuries (2014)
   Space Trap (2020)
   Trap for a Killer (2020)
   The Last Conflict (2023)
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Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
John Russell Fearn's The Golden Amazon Saga
   0. Conquest of the Amazon (1976)
   1. World Beneath Ice (1949)
   2. Lord of Atlantis (1949)
   3. Triangle of Power (1950)
   4. The Amethyst City (1951)
   5. Daughter of the Amazon (1952)
     aka Daughter of the Golden Amazon
   6. Quorne Returns (1952)
   7. The Central Intelligence (1953)
   8. The Cosmic Crusaders (1955)
   9. Parasite Planet (1955)
   10. World Out of Step (1956)
   11. The Shadow People (1957)
   12. Kingpin Planet (1957)
   13. World in Reverse (1958)
   14. Dwellers in Darkness (1958)
   15. World in Duplicate (1959)
   16. Lords of Creation (2013)
   17. Duel with Colossus (2016)
   18. Standstill Planet (2016)
   19. Ghost World (2005)
   20. Earth Divided (2017)
   21. Chameleon Planet (2017) (with Philip Harbottle)
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