Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pulp #31 -- December 20, 2011

The cover of the January, 1932 issue of Battle Birds features a story by Arthur Guy Empey, who was a prolific writer for the pulps.  His most popular character was Terrence X O'Leary, a soldier who became a soldier of fortune, and a flier.  Later he starred in science fiction stories.  Empey was a member of the US Cavalry who resigned to volunteer for the British Army during World War One.  He was wounded during the Battle of the Somme.  When the US entered the war, he tried to rejoin the Army, but was rejected because of his wounds and possibly because of some disparaging comments about American draftees.  He wrote a book, Over the Top, about the war.

I have to read some of his work.

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