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Forester, C S

Pseudonym – which he sometimes wrote out in full as Cecil Scott Forester – of Egyptian-born UK author Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899-1966), mostly in the USA from the mid-1940s. He is very much better known for his work outside the sf field, which includes The African Queen (1935) and the twelve Horatio Hornblower naval-adventure books, mostly set during the Napoleonic Wars with the total period covered being 1794-1823: the first published though not the ...

Wooding, Chris

(1977-    ) UK author, usually for the Young Adult market, and usually fantasy or horror, including his first novel, Catchman (1998). His most successful singleton is probably The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray (2001), whose Amnesia-ridden protagonist possesses unknowingly the key to understanding a post-Pandemic crime-ridden London ...

Cranford, Robin

(1923-    ) South African author, later in the UK; My City Fears Tomorrow (1961), a non-fantastic tale set in Johannesburg, thematically precedes Leave Them Their Pride (1962), which is set in the same general venue in 1975, and deals with the Invasion of South Africa by freed Blacks, and the decision of those whites who survive to accept relegation to a small "homeland". [JC]

Tannehill, Jayne

Working name of US author Jayne Tannehill Englehart (?   -    ), partner of Theodore Sturgeon 1976-1985; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Eclipse of the Son" in Chrysalis 2 (anth 1978) edited by Roy Torgeson. Her sf novel, V: The Oregon Invasion (1988), is a competent Tie set in the "V" universe, ...

Cover, Arthur Byron

(1950-    ) US author. He was involved in the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop in 1971-1972, and began publishing sf with "Gee, Isn't He the Cutest Little Thing?" in Alien Condition (anth 1973) edited by Stephen Goldin. His first novel, Autumn Angels (1975), the first of the very loose Autumn Angels sequence, with introduction by ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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