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Fearn, John Russell  Writing under the pseudonym: Statten, Vargo   
(18 of 142 for author by title)
Chamber of Centuries
The Case of the Murdered Savants
Published:   1951
Publisher:Scion, Limited
Tags:fiction, science fiction

A cosmic space opera in the mode of a Stapledonian scientific romance. The king of the planet Hytro, a super scientific machine utopia, in the constellation of Orion undergoes accelerated evolution to the limit of human intelligence. He creates a new universe to replace this universe which is being devoured by the "Black Terror." He and his queen escape into this new universe as amoebae. History will repeat itself forever. "A fantastic interstellar adventure involving the destruction of this universe and the creation of another, CATACLYSM! is a much-expanded and rewritten version of the plot in 'The Devouring Tide,' which first appeared in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, Summer 1944, as by Polton Cross. One of the best Statten novels." - Harbottle and Holland. [Suggest a different description.]

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John Russell Fearn (1908–1960) was a British author and one of the first British writers to appear in American pulp science fiction magazines. Prolific author, he published his novels also as Vargo Statten and with various pseudonyms such as Thornton Ayre, Polton Cross, Geoffrey Armstrong, John Cotton, Dennis Clive, Ephriam Winiki, Astron Del Martia and others.

Fearn was a prolific writer who wrote Westerns and crime fiction as well as science fiction. His writing appeared under numerous pseudonyms. He wrote series like Adam Quirke, Clayton Drew, Golden Amazon, and Herbert. At times these drew on the pulp traditions of Edgar Rice Burroughs. His work received praise for its vividness, but criticism, being deemed "unpolished".

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