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Mohanraj, Mary Anne

(1971-    ) Sri Lankan-born editor and author, in USA from infancy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Dream of Wolves" in Black October Magazine for May 1996, but who became a significant figure in modern sf with her co-founding of Strange Horizons in September 2000; she served as editor until 2003, and editor emeritus subsequently. An anthology, Strange Horizons: The Best of Year One (anth 2003), ...

Universe Science Fiction

US Digest magazine, ten numbered issues June 1953 to March 1955; the first two published by Bell Publications, Chicago, the rest by Palmer Publications, Evanston; #1-#2 edited by George Bell (ghost-edited by Raymond A Palmer and Bea Mahaffey), the rest edited (officially) by Palmer and Mahaffey. / This was a companion magazine to Palmer's Science Stories, and ...

Muller, John E

A House Name used on many sf and supernatural novels published by Badger Books. The great majority of these were the work of R L Fanthorpe (31 titles), with several more by John S Glasby and one by A A Glynn [for details see Checklist]. [JC/SH/DRL]

Cochran, Molly

(1949-    ) Japanese-born author, in US from an early age, married to Warren Murphy; she has concentrated mostly on fantasy, some titles – like the first two volumes of Arthur sequence comprising The Forever King (1992), The Broken Sword (1997) and The Third Magic (2003) – being with her husband. She also collaborated with him on, as well as writing solo, various volumes in the ...

Gillmore, Inez Haynes

(1873-1970) US author born in Brazil but raised from infancy in the US, whose sf novel, Angel Island (1914), conveys an almost surreal Feminist message with considerable competence – she had been an active feminist from before the end of the century. Six beautiful winged female humanoids, who have enjoyed total freedom in their Lost World at the heart of the eponymous Island, discover ...

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. ...

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