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Keehn, Michael

(?   -    ) US real-estate agent and author of Waffled (1997), in which a drugged fisherman trolls in inter-Dimensional waters, where he finds Aliens bent on conquering Earth. [JC]

Raymond, Ben

(?   -    ) US author of an sf novel, The Miracle of the Foomtra (1968), which involves Sex. [JC]

Wolf, David

(1951-    ) US physiologist and author, a research scientist whose experience is reflected in his sf novel, King of Infinite Space: A Murder Mystery (1998), a medical Technothriller in which young women are experimentally enclosed in giant water-filled capsules (see Sex; Women in SF), where their thoughts are exposed by a kind of mechanized Telepathy. [JC]

Gallico, Paul

(1897-1976) US journalist, screenwriter and author, sports editor for the New York Daily News for twelve years beginning in 1923, known mainly for such works outside the sf field as The Snow Goose (9 November 1940 Saturday Evening Post; exp 1941 chap; vt The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk 1941 chap), a sentimental novella extremely popular in time of war. His first fiction, the short Hiram Holliday sequence comprising Adventures of Hiram Holliday (stories March-September 1939 Cosmopolitan as ...

Wyman, L P

(1873-1950) US author, mostly of boys' books, including nonfantastic series like The Golden Boys and The Lakewood Boys sequences; he is of sf interest for a late Airplane Boys series, The Hunniwell Boys sequence beginning with The Hunniwell Boys in the Air (1928). Their adventures in an aeroplane powered by electricity are modestly extravagant, and their exploit in The Hunniwell Boys' Nonstop Flight Around the World (1930) remains impossible without refuelling. [JC]

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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