Milne, Robert D.

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Milne, Robert D.

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Robert Duncan Milne, a Scottish emigrant who settled in San Francisco after attending Oxford and traveling around the West Coast of America. He had an engineering background and his science fiction stories usually are very technically detailed. He became part of the Bay Area writing culture and contributed frequently to periodicals, especially The Argonaut.

"One of the greatest idea-men in the history of science-fiction, in this respect on a par with H. G. Wells, but his literary abilities did not match his ideas. His stories are often flat and a little crude, without the finish attained in the work of certain of his West Coast colleagues." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: the Early Years, p. 502.


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