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Aiken, John

(1913-1990) US-born UK author, son of Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and brother of Joan Aiken and Jane Aiken Hodge (1917-2009). John Aiken published his first sf story, "Camouflage", with Astounding in April 1943, in the Probability Zero sequence of short-shorts (see Flash Fiction); though ...

Weinberg, Robert E

(1946-2016) US editor, publisher, bookseller and author of Fanzines – in particular Pulp 1970-1981 – focusing on his main interest, the Pulp-magazine world. Much of his task as an editor and publisher was to rediscover and reprint magazine stories from the pulps which might otherwise have disappeared utterly. Though he began to publish fiction of genre interest with "Destroyer" in If for May 1969, ...

Lind, Jakov

Pseudonym of Austrian author Heinz Jakov Landwirth (1927-2007), in the UK from 1954; his most famous books – Eine Seele aus Holz (coll 1962; trans Ralph Manheim as Soul of Wood 1964) and Landschaft in Beton (1963; trans Ralph Manheim as Landscape in Concrete 1964) – are grotesque Satires based on his experiences as a Jew in hiding during, and utilizing a deep overall ...

Garnett, David S

(1947-    ) UK author, author of a large number of books, many of them novels, in various genres and under various names. To differentiate himself from the elder David Garnett he created a middle initial to add to his own name, and in the US signed his early books Dav Garnett, for the same reason; he has published novels also as David Lee and David Ferring. His sf has always been action-oriented and dominated by ...

Baron, Mike

(1949-    ) US author and comics writer who scripted Nexus (which see) and several Graphic Novels, including Robotech: The Graphic Novel: Genesis: Robotech (graph 1986) (see Mecha), The Flash (graph 1987), the Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn trilogy (see below), and Deadman: Lost Souls (graph 1995) with Kelley Jones and Les Dorscheid. ...

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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