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Hayes, Charles Douglas

(1943-    ) US author of Portals in a Northern Sky (2002), a Time Viewer tale set in Alaska, through which the protagonists watch the past: out of which comes danger. [JC]

Tizano, Rodrigo Márquez

(1984-    ) Mexican academic and author who first came to notice with Caballos de fuerza ["Horsepower"] (coll of linked stories 2007), which is not literally fantastic; his first novel, Yakarta (2016; trans Thomas Bunstead as Jakarta 2019), uncannily emplaces a narrative, clearly derived from the SF Megatext, into an abstractly imagined world, very like but not fixable as actually Earth. In what seems ...

Levene, Rebecca

(?   -    ) UK editor and author, whose pseudonyms include Carla Marks and Evan Pritchard; she began her long involvement with Doctor Who as an editor for Virgin Books in the 1990s, and with Ties. The latter include a novel set in the Doctor Who-related Bernice Summerfield subseries which does not actually feature the Doctor. She has also published Ties for other ...

Red Magazine, The

UK general fiction magazine published by Amalgamated Press, London; 620 issues, June 1908 to September 1939; editor for most of those years, certainly the ones of sf interest, was John Stock. It appeared monthly until February 1910, twice monthly until 15 March 1918, and again 1 February-1 August 1919, then fortnightly until 9 August 1929. Published on cheap book paper, close enough to pulpwood to be regarded as a Pulp magazine, the initial issues were a slightly ...

Silverstein, Janna

(1962-    ) US editor, critic and author, in the latter capacity initially of fantasy stories beginning with "Her Mother's Cries" in Ghosttide (anth 1993) edited by Claudia O'Keefe; more recently she has written at least one Hard SF tale, "After This Life" (2008 Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show). With Tom Dupree and ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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