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Cramer, Kathryn

(1962-    ) US critic and editor; daughter of John Cramer, married to David G Hartwell from 1997 until his death in 2016, who began publishing fiction of genre interest with "Forbidden Knowledge" in Mathenauts (anth 1987) edited by Rudy Rucker; she has been involved in various capacities with the ...

Saknussemm, Kris

(1961-    ) US-born author, in Australia and elsewhere from early manhood; the mysterious protagonist of his first novel, Zanesville: A Novel (2005), begins a Fantastic Voyage through a Near Future America, starting from New York; the book, which contains sf elements embedded into the text after the manner of the early Rudy Rucker, ...

Kellogg, Marjorie Bradley

(1946-    ) US designer of theatre scenery and author who published her first three novels as by M Bradley Kellogg to avoid confusion with another Marjorie Kellogg, but from 1991 has used her full name. Her first novel, A Rumor of Angels (1983), is unexceptional, but the Lear's Daughters sequence – The Wave and the Flame (1986) and Reign of Fire (1986), both written with NASA climatologist William B Rossow and assembled ...

Gantz, Kenneth F

(1905-1996) US Air Force officer (Lt Colonel) and author, mostly of nonfiction such as Man in Space: The United States Air Force Program for Developing the Spacecraft Crew (1959); he edited The United States Air Force Report on the Ballistic Missile (anth 1958). His Near Future sf novel, Not in Solitude (1959; rev 1961), fictionalizes a first voyage to Mars, closely and vividly describing ...

Del Toro, Guillermo

(1964-    ) Mexican filmmaker and author from a wealthy Guadalajara family – his father was kidnapped for ransom in 1997 – who took his first feature production credit when his mother financed and starred in Doña Herlinda y su hijo (1985). He worked in Mexican television and directed short films, including the Fredric Brown adaptation Geometría (1987) – ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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