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(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...
(1934- ) UK-born librarian and author, in Australia from her late childhood, most of whose work is for Young Adult readers, including The Doom Cloud (1982), whose young protagonist seems to have been drawn into another Dimension. [JC]
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(1912-2001) UK journalist, editor and author, involved with the magazine Punch 1949-1964, and drama critic for the Financial Times 1964-1980. Of sf interest are Cabinet Pudding (1967), a Near Future Satire in which the UK Prime Minister in 1996 is a marijuana-smoking West Indian; and The Colonists from Space (1979), in which an Invasion by ...
(1935- ) UK author who began publishing sf with "Hot Spot" in Analog for 1974. Kidnapped into Space (1975) and Worlds for the Grabbing (1977) are both routine but enjoyable Space Opera tales in which her interest in technical and technological matters sometimes shows through to advantage. [JC]
US Digest-size reprint magazine, subtitled "Classics in Science Fiction" on #1, thereafter "Marvels in Science Fiction". Four issues November 1977 to August 1978, published by Humorama Inc, New York, one of the imprints managed by Abraham Goodman primarily for pin-up magazines; edited by Jeff Stevens (uncredited). Skyworlds reprinted mostly from Marvel Science Stories of 1950-1952, material badly dated by the 1970s ...
(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 ...