Re: RARA-AVIS: Pseudonyms

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 14 Aug 2002

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> Speaking of pseudonyms, there were some good ones used at
> Gold Medal. For example, I'm now reading a book by Neil
> McNeil. And there was at least one GM book by Ross MacRoss.
> And then there's one of my favorites, Ian MacAlister,
> devised, I'm sure to capitalize on the popularity of
> Alistair MacLean.

Somebody at Fawcett overdosed on porridge. McAlister scores 22 hits in the Edinburgh phone directory (the more common spelling, McAllister scores 93). McNeil scores 111. MacRoss scores 0. MacRoss sounds like a pseudonym capitalizing on Kenneth Millar's pseudonym. John D McJohn probably ran it a close second.


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