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Kasner, Michael

(1941-2008) US author who served as a US Army captain in Vietnam and wrote under various names, including Rick Mackin for the Chopper Cops Near Future police procedurals beginning with Chopper Cops: Fire Storm (1990) and ending with Chopper Cops: Sky War (1991), and Don Pendleton, the latter after the real Pendleton sold his name as a House Name, contributing various titles to the Mack Bolan: Stony Man sequence of thrillers featuring a protagonist with some Superhero powers, and marginally Near ...

Gallagher, Diana G

(1946-2021) US illustrator and author, in the former capacity winning a Hugo award for best fan artist in 1989 (see Fandom) as Diana Gallagher Wu (she was then married to William F Wu). As an author she has concentrated almost exclusively on Young Adult Ties to Television series like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003) created by Nell Scovill Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) created by Joss Whedon and Charmed (1999-2006) [these titles are not included in the Checklist below]. Titles of ...

Morgan, Dave

Working name of David O W Morgan (1951-    ), UK author of three novels for Robert Hale Limited, Reiver (1975), in which Mercenary Guilds provide an outlet for youthful aggression and thus maintain world peace; Genetic Two (1976), with a struggle for survival on a far planet; and Adverse Camber (1977). Each is an unremarkable but efficient sf adventure. [JC]

Rewolinski, Leah

(1954-    ) US author of the Star Wreck series of Parodies set in the Star Trek universe, structured so that sets of characters from different sub-series share (in a sense) the same Spaceship. Much of the humour is extremely broad, beginning with spoof alterations of individual names – Captain James T Smirk and Captain Jean-Lucy Ricardo being typical – and proceeding from there. The series begins with Star Wreck: The Generation Gap: The Spacy Spoof that Dares to ...

Nevinson, C R W

(1889-1946) UK author and painter who served as a war artist in World War One, and was active as an English exponent of Futurism both as painter and as polemicist; Vital English Art (1914 chap) with Filippo Marinetti, a manifesto espousing (and attempting to corner) the Futurism movement in the UK, created an instant controversy, gaining the animosity of Wyndham Lewis. Of sf interest is Exodus A.D.: A Warning to Civilians (1934) with Princess Mariya Troubetzkoy, a Future War tale suffused with ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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