F. Britten Austin
Philip George Chadwick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Hanns Heinz Ewers
Ford Madox Ford
William Hope Hodgson
David H. Keller
Jean de La Hire
H.C. McNeile (“Sapper”)
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
H.H. Munro (“Saki”)
Robert W. Service
George Bernard Shaw
Karl Hans Strobl
Barbara Euphan Todd
Percy F. Westerman
Apologies for using modern flags; if I can find or manufacture more period-appropriate icons than the modern flags for Germany and the parts of the former Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires, I shall.
7 responses to “The Writers”
Thanks Edward. Two others. Ronald Fraser (1888-1974), author of The Flying Draper (1924), Flower Phantoms (1926) and other fantasies, served in the Honourable Artillery Company from 1914, was seriously wounded at the Battle of Beaumont Hamel and was invalided out: his left arm and hand were permanently disabled. Guy Dent (1892-1954), author of the scientic romance Emperor of the If (1926) was a Flying Officer from March 1916, and seconded to the west African Regiment. Mark
Edward, then there’s Philip George Chadwick, author of ‘The Death Guard’ – the SFE has an entry on him, though he remains a rather mysterious figure, so you’d probably only be able to list him under “they also served”.
Dear Edward, just relaying the comments made on Farah’s post. Neither Guillaume Apollinaire nor Blaise Cendrars nor May Sinclair have individual entries in the SF Encyclopedia, so you may not want to give them too much prominence, but Sinclair was a friend to one of your writers, Wyndham Lewis. For the record, Apollinaire wrote one science fiction story, ‘The Moon King’ (1916), whilst Cendrars ‘cut-up’ the work of sf writer Gustave Le Rouge – an author whom he admired – in his prose-poem, ‘Kodak’ (1923). The anti-hero of Cendrars’ “Moravagine” (1926) ultimately believes himself to be a Martian. Sinclair, who volunteered as an ambulance driver, wrote two sf stories, ‘Where Their Fire is Not Quenched’ and ‘The Finding of the Absolute’ (both 1923). The former was anthologised by Jorge Luis Borges whilst the latter has been discussed by, amongst others, David Glover (in relation to Conrad and Ford’s “The Inheritors”) and David Seed.
Thanks so much for this! I am certainly going to add May Sinclair; as yet I am not sure about Apollinaire or Cendrars, but I shall look at them!
Just in case this is read as current — there’s still no entry for Appollinaire or May Sinclair in the SFE, though your description of their stories, Paul, points towards something; but CENDRARS at http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/cendrars_blaise now has a sizeable one.
Edward, possibly this might provide you with some more period flags: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_military_ranks_of_World_War_I
Also, in my browser, the French and Ukrainian flags appear 5×5 times as large as the others.
[The unequal size of flags turned out to be a temporary hitch that has disappeared now]