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Colfer, Eoin

(1965-    ) Irish schoolteacher and author for Young Adult audiences from his first book, Benny and Omar (1998), which is not fantastic. His other singletons are, however of fantasy interest: the young protagonist of The Wish List (2000), who has died, is given a chance to redeem her soul by doing good works back on Earth; The Supernaturalist (2004) is set in the Near Future but is essentially fantasy. Of particular interest is ... And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams's ...

Beaujon, Paul

Pseudonym of US-born author and typographer Beatrice Lamberton Warde (1900-1969), famous for This Is a Printing Office (1932 broadsheet) under her own name. Her sf novella, The Shelter in Bedlem (1937 chap; rev vt Peace Under Earth: Dialogues from the Year 1946 1938 chap), expresses a grim view of the Dystopia which would follow the end of conflict. The Crystal Goblet: Sixteen Essays on Typography (coll 1955) as Beatrice Warde conveys her passionate involvement in proper typography as a window ...

Eschbach, Andreas

(1959-    ) German author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Dolls" for c't in 1991, and whose first novel, Die Haarteppichknüpfer (1995; trans Doryl Jensen as The Carpet Makers 2005), intriguingly rewrites the normally expansive forms of American Planetary Romance and Space Opera into a bleak, compulsively storyable ideogram of the universe as prison: the carpets made by the titular carpet makers across the galaxy are aesthetically dead Entropic parodies ...

de Pereyra, Diómedes

(1897-1976) Bolivian author, resident for much of his life in the USA, author of The Land of the Golden Scarabs (stories January, February-March and July-September 1928 The Golden Book Magazine as by D de Pereyra; fixup 1928). This is a Lost World novel set in Amazonian Brazil and Bolivia, where a surviving Incan civilization is discovered. The king's sister – her name, Ima-Sumac, "how beautiful" in Chequa, is the same as that taken by the Peruvian singer known from about 1942 as Yma ...

Galaxy Science Fiction Novels

A companion series to Galaxy Science Fiction. The first 31 issues of these numbered books, which resembled magazines, were published irregularly, 1950-1957, in Digest format, and a further four, 1957-1959, were issued in standard paperback format. #1-#7 (1950-1951) were published by World Editions, #9-#35 (1952-1959) by Galaxy Publishing Corp. The series was then taken over by Beacon Books, a publisher specializing in mild pornography, which brought out 11 further issues, #36-#46 (1959-1961), ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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