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Collins, Erroll

Pseudonym of UK poet and author Ellen Edith Hannah Redknap (1906-1991), who wrote under her own name The Isle of the Black Pearl (1936 chap) as E E Redknap, which verges on the fantastic. As Erroll Collins she published fiction in magazines from 1937, including several sf adventures like Mariners of Space (1944), a Space Opera describing a War between Earth, Mars and ...

Cabiya, Pedro

(1971-    ) Puerto Rico-born author and cultural critic who directs the Centro de Lenguas y Culturas Modernas de la Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), and the Heart of Gold Films production. He became a relevant figure in the Hispanic Caribbean when his short-story collection Historias tremendas ["Tremendous Stories"] (coll 1999), was declared Best Book of ...

Nissenson, Hugh

(1933-2013) US author most of whose work concentrated on Jewish themes, usually centring on New York. He began to publish work of genre interest with "The Mission" (December 1964 Playboy), but his interest in sf was never direct, and only with his sixth work of fiction, The Song of the Earth (2001), did he return fully to the field; the tale is set in the Near Future, around 2050, when ...

Famous Science Fiction

US Digest-size magazine, nine issues, Winter 1966 to Spring 1969. One of the reprint magazines edited by Robert A W Lowndes for Health Knowledge Inc, it used material from the Pulp magazines of the 1930s plus 16 original short stories including ones by Miriam Allen deFord, Philip K Dick, William F ...

Oyebanji, Adam

(?   -    ) Scottish lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Frontier" in Adventurer for January 1987. His first novel Braking Day (2022) is a Generation Starship tale whose First Crew had left an AI-dominated tyranny on Earth, the destination being a planet orbiting Tau Ceti. After six generations have passed, the expedition's three great ships, ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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