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Kavanagh, John Patrick

(1950-    ) US author of Sixers (1989; vt Camden's Knife 2014), a Near Future sf thriller set at the turn of the millennium; it revolves around the mystery of the eponymous sixers, young people immune to an opportunistic disease (see Medicine). The sequel in the Macroglint series is Weekend in Prism (2016), with a third volume projected. [JC/DRL]

Manley, R M

(?   -?   ) US author of a Lost World novel, The Queen of Ecuador (1894), in which a red-headed Englishman discovers an Inca-based civilization in the Vale of Paucartambo, and weds a princess; back in the normal world, his daughter is threatened by a Mad Scientist doctor, but escapes. [JC]

Cady, Jack

(1932-2004) US author, almost exclusively of fantasy and horror, although one novel, The Man Who Could Make Things Vanish (1982), is a genuine sf Dystopia set in a very bleakly conceived Near-Future right-wing USA; The Sons of Noah & Other Stories (coll 1992), containing fantasies, won a World Fantasy Award for best collection, and "The Night We Buried Road ...

Fowler, George

(?   -?   ) US author – his identity is uncertain – of an early American example of Proto SF, A Flight to the Moon; or, The Vision of Randalthus (1813); though it is an angel which transports the protagonist to the Moon in what turns out to be a dream. Randalthus's observations are rationalist within that frame, and include speculations on Evolution and ...

Pulley, Natasha

(1988-    ) UK teacher and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street" in Alt Hist for June 2011 as by N K Pulley, a tale she expanded into the first volume of her Steampunk Watchmaker of Filigree Street Universe series. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (2015) is set in an Alternate History version of ...

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. ...



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