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Lewis, Henry Harrison

(1863-1947) US editor and author – sometimes as by Lieut Lionel Lounsberry and other pseudonyms or House Names – often of pulp stories for boys (see Dime-Novel SF). He served in various capacities with the publishers Street and Smith 1893-1898, for which firm he wrote a Lost World novel, The Treasure of the Golden Crater (4 February-22 April 1893 ...

Fantasy Review

1. UK Amateur Magazine, edited by Walter Gillings; 18 issues March 1947 to Spring 1950. Gillings, previously editor of several UK SF MagazinesTales of Wonder (1937-1942), Strange Tales (1946) and Fantasy (1946-1947) – found himself needing an outlet for his energies after ...

Archer, Alex

A House Name used by the Gold Eagle imprint of Harlequin Books (Toronto, Ontario) for the Rogue Angel sequence of contemporary action-adventure fantasy/supernatural thrillers about the explorations of multi-talented female archaeologist Annja Creed. Distantly reminiscent of Lara Croft in the Third Person Shooter Videogame Tomb Raider (1996), she encounters a wide spectrum of ...

Sweet, Darrell

(1934-2011) American artist, who came to prefer being credited as Darrell K Sweet. As a young adult, Sweet earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University in 1956 and also served in the military. After working as a freelance artist, including assignments for Reader's Digest, Sweet began painting sf book covers for Ballantine Books in 1974, later shifting to its subsidiary Del Rey Books. From the start, Sweet ...

Peck, Richard

(1934-2018) US author of children's and Young Adult fiction, including some Fantastika. The Blossom Culp series of supernatural fantasies deals with ghosts [for Ghosts and Ghost Stories see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and opens with The Ghost Belonged to Me (1975), set in 1913, in which a ghost warns of impending ...

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 ...



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