Obituary: John D. Squires

Scholar John D. Squires (b.1944) died on November 2. Squires studied the writings of M.P. Shiel, an author who lived from 1865-1947. Shiel’s wrote supernatural and scientific romances, his most famous work being The Purple Cloud. Squires wrote numerous papers on Shiel and also was the publisher of JDS Books and The Vainglory Press. Squires had been in ill health for several years before his death.