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Laws, Robin D

(1964-    ) Canadian Games designer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Susan" (in The Book of All Flesh, anth 2001, ed James Lowder) and who has written several Ties for the Warhammer Wargame universe, including Warhammer 40,000, beginning with Warhammer: Honour of the Grave (2003); he also contributed ...

Wilson, Robin Scott

(1928-2013) US editor, academic and author, President of California State University, Chico, California, until his retirement in 1993, and thereafter a trustee professor at California State University, Monterey Bay, California. He began publishing sf with "The State of the Art" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in July 1970; his best story is probably "For a While There, Herbert Marcuse, I Thought You Were Maybe Right About Alienation and Eros" (July ...

Adams, Douglas

(1952-2001) UK scriptwriter and author. He worked as script editor for the 1979-1980 season of Doctor Who television series, and wrote three stories for it: "The Pirate Planet" (1978), "City of Death" (1979) (with Graham Williams from an original draft by David Fisher as by "David Agnew"), and "Shada". The last was scheduled to be broadcast in 1980, but was only partially filmed owing to industrial action; the extant ...

Marquis, Don

(1878-1937). US playwright, poet and author, largely self-educated. Active from about 1900, he began his career as a columnist in 1907 for Uncle Remus's Magazine edited by Joel Chandler Harris; he eventually moved to New York in 1909 and in 1912 secured a column on The Evening Sun (an evening offshoot of The Sun) which he called "The Sundial" and used as a vehicle for Satirical prose vignettes and humorous poetry with a cast of recurring ...

Martin, J P

(1879-1966) UK author, a Methodist minister from 1902; he carried out missionary work in South Africa and was a chaplain in World War One, thereafter remaining in England. His popular Uncle sequence of absurdist children's stories – with, it proved, lasting appeal to adults – comprises Uncle (written 1934; 1964), Uncle Cleans Up (1965), Uncle and His Detective (1966), Uncle and the Treacle Trouble (1967), ...

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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