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Moore, Alan

(1953-    ) UK Comics writer and illustrator, mainly active in the former capacity for the Graphic Novels that made him famous; all of these, including Watchmen, were illustrated by others. On relatively rare occasions, beginning with "Sawdust Memories" for Knave in December 1984, he has also written prose fiction, including the part-fantastic Voice of the Fire (coll of linked stories 1996) and the very long, also part-fantastic Jerusalem (2016), the latter having a mixed ...

Turnbull, Cadwell

(1987-    ) US author, born in mainland America but raised from infancy in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, a cultural environment whose Island intensity proved central to his work; he began publishing work of genre interest with "Loneliness Is in Your Blood" in Nightmare Magazine for January 2017. His first novel, The Lesson (2019), is set in a Near Future U S Virgin Islands alive with the consequences of an Alien "research" expedition which has occupied the Island for three ...

Kornher-Stace, Nicole

(1983-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Pieces of Scheherazade" in Zahir for March 2006; her first novel, Desideria (2008), though it resists generic fixing, presents its Amnesia-afflicted protagonist (see Women in SF) in a manner typical of twenty-first century Fantastika. The Winter Triptych (2011 chap) though similarly challenging in its handling of material, is most easily understood as fantasy. The Young Adult Archivist Wasp Saga sequence ...


The National Fantasy Fan Federation, formed in the USA in 1941; this was the brain-child of Damon Knight, who called for it in a Fanzine article titled "Unite – or Fie!" (October 1940 Fanfare ed Art Widner). After a succession of short-lived and factional US fan associations in the 1930s, the N3F proved a stable and enduring national organization. However, despite its long existence, it has maintained a relatively low level of membership and activity and has had no great influence on ...

Kusano Gengen

(1990-    ) Pseudonymous Japanese author and essayist whose sudden appearance on the literary scene in 2016 may be considered a manifestation of the underlying, shadowy power not only of modern Fandom, but also electronic Light Novel publishing and social media. A graduate of Keiō University's faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Kusano moved to Hokkaidō to pursue a doctorate. His debut professional work "Saigo nishite Saisho no Idol" ["Last and First ...

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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