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Issue Details: First known date: 1948... vol. 9 no. 3 February 1948 of Famous Fantastic Mysteries est. 1939-1953 Famous Fantastic Mysteries
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Australia Protests, Stirling Macoboy , 1948 single work correspondence

In this letter to Famous Fantastic Mysteries Stirling Macoboy of Sydney expresses his grievance over the narrator's dialogue in Bertram Chandler's short story 'Boomerang' (published under the pseudonym George Whitley). In Macoboy's opinion the old man bears a 'vague resemblance to the debased form of cockney dialect as found in the lower classes of detective literature' - but with no likeness to average contemporary Australian speech (p.121).

Chandler did not receive a copy of the issue until many months after it was published, having been a sea during that time. His response to Macoboy's criticism eventually appeared in the February 1949 issue.

(p. 121-122) Section: The Reader's Viewpoint

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