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Reaves, J Michael

(1950-2023) US author, father of Mallory Reaves, who wrote at least 100 teleplays, most with fantastic elements, for the children's Saturday-morning market. He began publishing sf stories with "The Breath of Dragons" for Clarion 3 (anth 1973) edited by Robin Scott Wilson, after attending the previous year's ...

Witt, Otto

(1875-1923) Swedish mining engineer, publisher and author. Witt's father was an engineer at the copper mine in Falun; Witt followed in his footsteps, studying technology in Norrköping, then at Technische Universität Bergakademie in Freiberg, Germany. After working in Norway and Finland he returned to Sweden in 1912 to fulfil his other ambitions: to be an inventor and a writer. Although Witt had published some fiction before he turned to writing full-time, ...

Hovenden, Robert

UK author, most probably Robert Meyrick Hovenden (circa 1809-1885), who published various books 1844-1876. Of sf interest is an unfictionalized Future History, A Tract of Future Times [for subtitle see Checklist] (1851), told as though written after 1950 and giving an accounting of the previous era, concentrating on the last fifty years of the nineteenth century, espousing a kind of benevolently anarchic ...

Heywood, Victor D

(?   -    ) US author of an unremarkable Space Opera adventure, Prison Planet (1974; vt Alpha Star 1980), which is a Young Adult tale whose young protagonist earns his spurs in space. [JC]

10 Story Fantasy

US Pulp magazine. One issue, Spring 1951, published by Avon Periodicals, edited by Donald A Wollheim. Despite the title, 10 Story Fantasy had thirteen stories, but three of these were novelettes. It featured work by several eminent authors – John Beynon (John Wyndham), L Sprague de Camp, Lester del Rey, Fritz ...

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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