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Stoddard, Jason

(?   -    ) US author who also writes as by Brett Patton, and who began to publish work of genre interest with "Unfinished" in Strange Horizons for 10 and 17 May 2004. His longer work has been restricted to series, though Winning Mars (2010), with sequels intended, remains technically a singleton; it extrapolates a traditional sf Media Landscape – the privatized ...

de Mille, James

(1833-1880) Canadian academic and author, born James De Mill, who began his publishing career in 1853 and was the author of considerable signed fiction; he wrote two series of boy's stories, the Brethren of the White Cross sequence which includes Fire in the Woods (1871), a boy's story with a Lost Race element; and the entirely nonfantastic The Young Dodge Club sequence. The book for which he is now remembered is the anonymous, ...

Odoevsky, Vladimir

(1803-1869) Russian music critic and composer, philosopher, politician and author, almost exclusively of short stories; he wrote cookery articles as by Mister Puff; his surname is also transliterated as Odoyevsky. He was the last survivor of an ancient Russian family, and could therefore legitimately be designated a prince. Most of his early work was written for children, sometimes as by Granddad Irinei, and has not been widely translated; he is perhaps best known for Russkije nochi ...

Barrett, Neal, Jr

(1929-2014) US author who worked extensively under his own name, and also as Victor Appleton, Chad Calhoun, Franklin W Dixon (a Stratemeyer House Name), Rebecca Drury and J D Hardin. He began publishing sf with "To Tell the Truth" in Galaxy for August 1960 and contributed with some regularity to the SF Magazines, much of this ...

Miles, Patricia

(1930-    ) UK author for children's and Young Adult markets, some of whose work is of sf interest, including The Gods in Winter (1978), an Equipoisal tale whose young protagonists, who live in a scientific research establishment with their parents, witness an incursion of ancient gods; Lowther Hall (1981) and Mind Pirates (1983) share a similar graceful gravity of ...

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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