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S.P. Meek

Sterner St. Paul Meek was born in Chicago in 1894. After serving as an Army chemist during WW1, Capt. Meek wrote around two dozen sci-fi stories and novels, many in his Dr. Bird and Operative Carnes series. He was made an Army colonel in 1947 and passed away in 1972, at the age of 78.

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The Drums of Tapajos: A middling lost-world adventure

The Drums of Tapajos by S. P. Meek

As you may have noticed, over the past six months I have been dipping into Armchair Fiction’s current Lost World/Lost Race series of 24 novels, and with mixed results. One thing I have observed is that the best of this bunch — such as Frank Aubrey’s The King of the Dead (1903), Rex Stout’s Under the Andes (1914), John Taine’s The Purple Sapphire (1924) and Read More