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Marmell, Ari

(1974-    ) US author, mostly of series, beginning with the Corvis Rebaine sequence comprising The Conqueror's Shadow (2010) and The Warlord's Legacy (2011), which is military fantasy with sf touches in the descriptions of gear. Of marginally more direct sf interest is Iron Kingdoms Chronicle: In Thunder Forged: The Fall of Llael: Book One (2013), a Tie to the Videogame Warmachine, where Steampunk Weapons mix alchemically with Magic; the tale is the first of several ...

Pereira Mendes, H

(1852-1937) UK-born rabbi, academic and author, in the USA from 1877, where he wrote prolifically in many genres. Looking Ahead: Twentieth Century Happenings (1899) tells of various socialist upheavals, beginning in the Near Future and moving forward, which lead to several world wars and are defeated, in the end, only by an alliance of theocratical Christians and Jews, which also establishes in Palestine a Jewish homeland ruled by a descendant of the ancient Jewish monarchy. [JC]

Morris, Edward

(1975-    ) US author of much short fiction collected in Shock Theatre: Collected Speculative Fiction, 2002-2006 (coll 2011) and further volumes [see Checklist below]. There Was a Crooked Man (2009) is a Time Travel tale in which an insane soldier from a post-nuclear future arrives in seventeenth-century America and begins wreaking havoc upon history. The Arkadia trilogy-in-progress, as listed below, is fantasy. The Blackguard sf series, opening with Blackguard 1: Fathers ...

Hallums, James R

(?   -    ) UK author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of the unremarkable They Came, They Saw (1965), set in a 1979 world menaced by the threat of Invasion. [JC]

Priest, Christopher

(1943-    ) UK author, married 1981-1987 to Lisa Tuttle, 1988-2011 to Leigh Kennedy, and partner of Nina Allan from 2011. He has published several Ties under various pseudonyms, of which only two have been disclosed: John Luther Novak and Colin Wedgelock. He distinguishes sharply between any such work and any work to which he signs his name. He was Associate Editor of Foundation 1974-1977; his anthologies are Anticipations (anth 1978), and Stars of Albion (anth 1979) with ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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