Re: RARA-AVIS: Uncle Tubby

James Rogers (
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 13:29:13 -0600

At 04:20 PM 12/8/99 +0200, you wrote:
>I posted a list of pulp characters couple weeks ago and asked the
>authors. There was a hero called Uncle Tubby. I found out yesterday that
>he was a creation by Ray Cummings, who wrote many science fiction and
>spicy mystery stories for the pulps from the thirties to the
>fifties. Cummings wrote to my knowledge some hardboiled stuff, but these
>Uncle Tubby stories surely aren't HB - they are more or less classical
>(or cozy?) oriented stuff and Tubby is a deductive investigator in the
>manner of Chesterton's Father Brown. Not much to be considered by
>Or anybody else, if you ask me.

      Very impressive research. Please let us know if you find any of the others on your list. Did you happen to notice which magazine(s) Uncle Tubby ran in?


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