> Wasn't this usual practice in pulps and paperbacks published in other
> countries than the US: there were lots of British, Australian, Finnish,
> Swedish etc. stories taking place in America, supposedly written by American
> writers, and with apparently no knowledge of real America (whatever that
> is). I'm sure everyone thought at the time that Carter Brown was an American
It's likely. I myself don't have the scholarship to confirm or deny it. I'm sure the writers to which you refer weren't published in the US to the extent that Vian was or Carter Brown for that matter.
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