Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Drummond, Hamilton

(1857-1935) UK writer, mostly of historical romances, some of whose uncollected stories – like "A Secret of the South Pole" (1902 Windsor Magazine) – were sf. He is of fantasy interest for Gobelin Grange (coll 1896), whose Frame Story features a storytelling Devil; some of the tales are fantasies. The protagonist of The Chain of Seven Lives (1906) is given a Potion by the Magus Albert Magnus, and undergoes seven Reincarnations. The protagonist of The Three Envelopes (1912) is sent on missions involving the supernatural by the mysterious Society for Promoting Queer Results (whose initials, SPQR, hint that Secret Masters run it). [JC]

Hamilton Drummond


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