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Issue Details: First known date: 1920... 1920 The Major Mendax Stories
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A series of short stories involving the irascible scientist Major Mendax, whom Erle Cox describes thusly:

Although the name of Major Mendax may not be well known in Australia outside a chosen few, scientists all over the world regard him with unbounded admiration, probably because they have only met him in writing, for he corresponds with half the learned societies in the world, and liberally insults the other half on paper. Some kind of mental kink has made hiin an all-embracing scientific genius, and has given him the right to a score or so of letters after his name, which he snorts at and never uses, When any problem has tangled the brains of the thinkers beyond all hope of unravelment Mendax is usually called on as the last court of appeal.

Source: The Great Mendax Transmitter.

Cox wrote Major Mendax stories until at least 1944, under both his own name and the pseudonym 'The Chiel'.

Includes

The Great Mendax Transmitter Erle Cox , 1920 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 27 March vol. 108 no. 2817 1920; (p. 640-641)
The Invisibility of Mendax Erle Cox , 1920 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 29 May vol. 108 no. 2826 1920; (p. 1089)
The Mendax Gold-Saver Erle Cox , 1920 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 14 August vol. 109 no. 2837 1920; (p. 344-345)
The Rejuvenation of Slogger Binns Erle Cox , 1924 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 27 September vol. 117 no. 3052 1924; (p. 763-764)
An Awkward Dilemma Erle Cox , 1937 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 7 August 1937; (p. 6, 12)
'Forty Bob, Or–' 'The Chiel' , 1944 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Australasian , 5 August 1944; (p. 24)

'A Fanciful But Not Entirely Credible Tale of an Eccentric Scientist Who Took a Novel Revenge on Society.'

Source: Magazine blurb.

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First known date: 1920
      ca. 1920-1937 .
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