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Pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), Burma-born UK author and journalist in England from infancy; noted for the acerbic wit and grace of his fiction, almost all of it in short forms. In the late 1890s he began writing contemporary political sketches, inspired and illustrated by F Carruthers Gould, for The Westminster Gazette as by Saki, the name of the "Minister of Wine" in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, publishing these ...

McInnes, Graham

(1912-1970) UK-born film producer (for the National Film Board of Canada), diplomat (in the Canadian Department of External Affairs) and author, in Australia from 1920, in Canada after 1934; son of the novelist Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) – another son of hers was Colin MacInnes (1914-1976), who spelt his surname thus. Most of McInnes's work is not sf, but Lost Island: An Adventure (1954) is a Lost-Race story, in which a Canadian aviator ...

Key, Eugene G

(1907-1976) US engineer and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Red Ace" for Air Wonder Stories in February 1930, a tale involving aerial piracy and Antigravity; his sf collection, Mars Mountain (coll 1935), published by William L Crawford's semi-professional company Fantasy Publications, was the first full-length book to appear from any US ...

Tardivel, Jules-Paul

(1851-1905) US-born journalist and author, in Canada from about 1868, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1896; in Montreal he founded a newspaper, La Vérité, espousing Quebec nationalism, and published in it his separatist Utopia, Pour la patrie: roman du xxe siècle (1895 La Vérité; 1895; trans Sheila Fischman as ...

Jones, Stephen Graham

(1972-    ) US author, a Native American, much of whose work has viewed the world experienced by Native Americans in terms of horror (see Horror in SF); the estranged possibly delusional protagonist of his first novel, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong (2000), embarks on a Fantastic Voyage through an America that he understands as a Post-Holocaust Weird ...

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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