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Clowes, W Laird

(1856-1905) UK author who specialized in naval history, sometimes controversially (usually writing as Nautilus); a nonfiction study, Black America: A Study of the Ex-Slave and his Master (1891), predicts a twentieth-century race war. His work of sf interest is exclusively nautical: The Great Naval War of 1887 (1886 St James Gazette; 1887 chap) with Commander C N Robinson, both anonymous, detailedly depicts a French naval victory in a ...

Hickey, T Earl

(?   -    ) US author of The Time Chariot (1966), a modestly told Time Travel/Time Machine tale whose protagonist changes little, suffers little, but sees a reasonable amount; there is a romance element. [JC]

George, David R, III

(?   -    ) US author of several Ties set in the Star Trek universe, beginning with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The 34th Rule (1999) with Armin Shimerman. The Star Trek: Crucible sequence, beginning with Star Trek Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows (2006), focuses on traumatic crises faced in turn by officers of the original ...

Fantastic Adventures

US Pulp magazine published by Ziff-Davis as a companion to Amazing Stories; 128 issues May 1939 to March 1953. Fantastic Adventures began as a bimonthly, large-size pulp, but maintained a monthly schedule from January 1940 for most of its existence, shrinking to standard pulp size in June 1940. To December 1949 it was edited nominally by Raymond A Palmer, although ...

Helfers, John

(1972-    ) US author, editor and military historian, married to Kerrie L Hughes, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Blood Ghost" in Phantoms of the Night (anth 1996) edited by Richard Gilliam and Martin H Greenberg. He subsequently edited many Anthologies, mostly in collaboration with Greenberg, ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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