Author:Otis Adelbert Kline

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Otis Adelbert Kline
An adventure novelist and literary agent during the pulp era.


Weird Tales[edit]

OAK was a member of the original Weird Tales editorial team.

  • The Thing of a Thousand Shapes, March-April 1923
  • The Phantom Wolfhound, June 1923
  • Corpse on the Third Slab, July-August 1923
  • The Cup of Blood, Sept 1923 and June 1935
  • Malignant Entity, May-June-July 1924 (later appeared in Amazing Stories)
  • Why Weird Tales? (article), May-June-July 1924 and Weird Tales, March 1934
  • The Phantom Rider, Nov 1924

Detective Tales[edit]

  • The Dead Robin, Sep 1923
  • Woorali Death (The Ferret), October 1923
  • The Thumb Verdict, 1923 or 1924

Real Detective Tales[edit]

  • The Seventh Coffin, Sept 1924
  • Man in the Scarlet Mask, Dec 1924
  • The Gila Men, July-Sept-Nov 1925
  • Convict Ranch, Feb-March 1926
  • Jaws of Death, February 1927

Flynn's Detective Weekly[edit]

  • Death in the Air, Dec 20, 1924
  • Crystal Clews, Mar 21 or Sept 21 or November 21, 1925

Amazing Stories[edit]

  • The Malignant Entity, (June 1926) - Amazing Stories Quarterly, Fall 1934 - Amazing Stories, Feb 1966 ~ Dr. Dorp Series
  • The Radio Ghost, September 1927

Venus series[edit]

  1. Planet of Peril (1929)
  2. The Prince of Peril (1930)
  3. The Port of Peril (1932)

Mars series[edit]

  1. The Swordsman of Mars (1933)
  2. Outlaws of Mars (1933)

Other novels and stories[edit]


  • The Man Who Limped and Other Stories (1946)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1946, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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