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Gillmore, Inez Haynes

(1873-1970) US author born in Brazil but raised from infancy in the US, whose sf novel, Angel Island (1914), conveys an almost surreal Feminist message with considerable competence – she had been an active feminist from before the end of the century. Six beautiful winged female humanoids, who have enjoyed total freedom in their Lost World at the heart of the eponymous Island, discover ...

Time Travelers, The

Film (1964). Dobil, American International Pictures. Directed by Ib Melchior. Written by Melchior, from a story by Melchior and David Hewitt. Cast includes Merry Anders, Philip Carey, Preston Foster and John Hoyt. 85 minutes. Colour. / Melchior is best known as a screenwriter – e.g., Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), ...

Cornwell, Patricia

(1956-    ) US author best known for the Kay Scarpetta crime series beginning with Postmortem (1990) [not listed below], featuring the cases of a Medical Examiner; by the third decade of the twenty-first century more than twenty-five volumes had been published. Cornwell is of sf interest for the Captain Chase sequence of Near Future crime-oriented Technothrillers beginning with ...

Stevens, Jessi Jezewska

(1990-    ) US author, resident in Geneva, Switzerland; most of her work, including several stories published since around 2010, is nonfantastic; her first novel, The Exhibition of Perephone Q (2020), approaches the fantastic in its examination of life in New York in terms of Identity theft. Her second novel, The Visitors (2022), Equipoisally assesses the ...

Weiner, Andrew

(1949-2019) UK-born psychologist and author, in Canada after 1973, who began publishing sf with "Empire of the Sun" in Again, Dangerous Visions (anth 1972) edited by Harlan Ellison, but who became significantly active only in the early 1980s, with thirty stories released in that decade. About half of his work was assembled in Distant Signals, and Other Stories (coll 1989), "Distant Signals" (May/June 1984 ...

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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