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Byrne, Eugene

(1959-    ) Irish-born UK author whose first sf publication was "In the Air" for Interzone in January 1991 with Kim Newman, with whom he collaborated on other short fiction and on his first novel (see Kim Newman for discussion). He has also written under the name Myles Burnham (see Games Workshop). His first solo novel, ThiGMOO (June 1997 Interzone as "Thigmoo"; exp 1999), though not (unlike most of his collaborative work) technically an Alternate History tale, generates a ...

Campbell, Alice

(1887-1955) US-born author, in Europe from early adulthood and in the UK from around 1919, active as a writer until 1950; most of her works are detective fictions, though her first, Juggernaut (1928), filmed as Juggernaut (1936) directed Henry Edwards and starring Boris Karloff, has some sf interest: Karloff plays a Scientist driven to murder in order to complete his Invention of a cure for paralysis and other conditions. Desire to Kill (1934) features a villain based on Aleister Crowley [see ...

Scifi Dimensions

US Online Magazine featuring interviews, reviews, articles and commentary and usually one piece of fiction posted per week, for which it paid up to professional rates depending on length. The site was run by John C Snider, Atlanta, Georgia and operated from February 2000 to February 2010. Initially it ran fiction solely by Snider himself but it soon welcomed contributions from others, including Kevin Ahearn, Steve Antczk, Warren Brown, Ralan Conley, Michael O'Rourke and Bruce Holland Rogers ...

Conesa, Lisa

(1935-1991) Polish-born author, editor, poet and fan, in the UK from a very early age, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Millionaires" for Macrocosm in December 1971 but thereafter wrote only poems, reviews and criticism. She published the well-produced and highly regarded 1970s Fanzine Zimri (eight issues, 1971-1976), whose contributors included Brian W Aldiss (poems), John Brunner (interviewed), George Hay (reviews), Robert P Holdstock with the early story "The Touch of a ...

Gore, A K Mosha

(?   -    ) Supposedly Kenyan author who self-published the long narrative Heavens Eye (circa 2000), which is mainly set on the Utopian planet Warth, one of 500 inhabited planets across the universe. People billions years in the future live in an ideal world filled with many advanced Technologies and Inventions. [JO]

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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