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Brizzolara, John

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Opposite House" for Weird Tales in Fall 1981 with Diane Brizzolara; over the next several years he published fairly frequently in the magazines, and released one sf novel, Empire's Horizon (1989), a Space Opera whose protagonists, on a rebel planet, challenge the Terran Empire (see Galactic Empires). [JC]

Maltese, William

Primary pseudonym of US author William J Lambert Jr (1944-    ), most of whose work is erotica, some gay, some hetero; two of these are sf: the Tlen series comprising g Five Roads to Tlen (1970) and The Gods of Tlen (1970), both as William J Lambert, III, and Bond-Shattering (2005), the latter being a Space Opera in which relations between species are governed by a compelling aphrodisiac. The Crystal of Power sequence comprising The Crystal of Power (1980) as by Adriana ...

Fantasy Book

1. US Semiprozine issued initially in letter-size for two issues and then various Digest-size formats. Eight undated issues published between July 1947 and January 1951; irregular. Published by Fantasy Publishing Company Inc; edited by Garret Ford (pseudonym of William L Crawford). Fantasy Book was generally an undistinguished and erratic magazine. Some issues appeared in three different editions with different covers. Fantasy Book is best remembered for publishing "The People of the Crater" ...

Headley, Maria Dahvana

(1977-    ) US author who first came to notice for a memoir, The Year of Yes (2006). Most of her fiction has been fantasy, though infused with a generic adventurousness typical of twenty-first century Fantastika in general, beginning with Queen of Kings (2011), which initiates a proposed series featuring Cleopatra. In this tale her historical/fantasized Cleopatra (69-20 BCE) does not die from the asp that traditionally bit her, as she has sold her soul to remain alive; ...

Hayes, Frederick William

(1848-1918) UK architect, painter, playwright and author whose Utopia, The Great Revolution of 1905, or The Story of the Phalanx: With an Introductory Account of Civilisation in Great Britain at the Close of the Nineteenth Century (1893; vt State Industrialism: The Story of the Phalanx; With an Account of Civilization in Great Britain at the Close of the Nineteenth Century 1894), describes from a 1930s perspective the successful efforts of the socialist middle-class "Phalanx" to take over the ...

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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