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Dryden, J L

(?   -?   ) US author of book-length sf poem about Atlantis, Mona: Queen of Lost Atlantis: An Idyllic Re-embodiment of Long Forgotten History (1925), which traces the rise and fall of the great Island. [JC]

Frith, R J

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf novel, The Nemesis List (2010), is set in a relaxed Space Opera universe full of merchant traders and complaisant planetary authorities; her protagonist, a freelance freighter captain, must transfer a multiple murderer, whose IQ has been experimentally enhanced by the scientists he has murdered, to a planet where he can be taken care of (see Crime and Punishment). Similarities have been noted between this novel and Firefly ...

Hantke, Steffen

(1962-    ) German academic, MA and PhD in American Studies at Philipps University, Marburg, with a professional life in the US 1989-2003 and subsequently in South Korea. He began to publish genre-related articles in academic journals in the mid-1990s, first primarily on writers associated with the fantastic ranging from Kathe Koja and Michael Blumlein to Jack O'Connell and Geoff Ryman. With a shift from literature to Cinema, this interest is also reflected in Hantke's ...

Snodgrass, Melinda M

(1951-    ) US lawyer, television screenwriter and author who was strongly associated with Star Trek in her early career, her first novel being Star Trek: The Tears of the Singers (1984); she also served as Executive Script Consultant for the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Of greater sf interest is the Circuit Trilogy – Circuit (1986), Circuit Breaker (1987) and Final Circuit (1988) – which takes a handsome Federal Court judge and his ...

Satterfield, Charles

Pseudonym used on four magazine stories by Frederik Pohl, 1954-1959, the first being a collaboration with Lester del Rey. [JC]

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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