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Glyn Jones, Richard

(1946-    ) British illustrator, publisher, and anthologist; Americans often assume incorrectly that Glyn is his middle name and Jones his last name. He graduated from Sheffield University and went on to postgraduate work in experimental psychology. With no formal art training, he began his illustrating career with underground Comic strips before becoming, along with Mal Dean, the most important artist for ...

Stauffer, Mack

(1857-1941) US author of a Near Future political drama, Humanity and the Mysterious Knight (1915), in which conflict between unions and a worldwide corporation are amicably settled through the example set by the wholesome couple who own the firm. [JC]

Geona's Vampires

Russian animated short film (1991; original title Vampiry Geony). Soyuztelefilm. Directed and written by Gennady Tischenko. Voice cast includes Vsevolod Abdulov, Aleksandr Lushchik and Rogvold Sukhoverko. 9 minutes. Colour. This was the first instalment of a two-part serial concerning the planet Geona, the second episode being Masters of Geona (1992; original title Khozyaeva Geony). 10 minutes. Colour. / On a ...

Konkevič, Alexsandr

(1842-?1917) Russian author whose Future War tale, Krejsev "Russkaja Nadežda" (1886 Russkoje Sudohodstvo; 1887; trans Charles James Cooke as The "Russia's Hope"; Or, Britannia No Longer Rules the Waves: Showing How the Muscovite Bear Got at the British Whale 1888) as A K, shows the Russian navy rapidly wiping out the British navy, aided by an advanced Weapon in the form of a fast and accurate ...

Colcord, Lincoln

(1883-1947) US newspaperman, songwriter, translator and author, mostly of sea stories; The Drifting Diamond (July-August 1912 Popular Magazine; 1912) is an adventure tale recounted with a Club Story frame in which the giant stone exercises Basilisk-like power over its successive owners. [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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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