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Wellington, David

(1971-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Chuy and the Fish" in The Undead (anth 2005) edited by Elijah Hall and D L Snell; also writes as D Nolan Clark, a pseudonym restricted to his sf. Most of Wellington's work has been horror, with an emphasis on Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies (see Horror in SF), his first ...

X the Unknown

Film (1956). Hammer/Warner Bros. Directed by Leslie Norman (replacing Joseph Walton). Written by Jimmy Sangster. Cast includes Edward Chapman, Dean Jagger, William Lucas, Leo McKern and Anthony Newley. 86 minutes, cut to 78 minutes in the USA. Black and white. / In this Hammer sf/Horror film made soon after the success of their The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) – the "X" in both cases ...

Schmidt, Dan

(?   -    ) US author who has written a number of titles presumably on licence to, and as by Don Pendleton in the nonfantastic Executioners Shared World sequence. For the Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan sequence, which features the same protagonist, he wrote Dark Truth (2002), which has some fantastic content. Schmidt has also written horror in his own name. [JC]

Mottram, R H

(1883-1971) UK banker and author who published in 1907 and later some very early poetry as by J Marjoram, but who effectively began his long and prolific writing career with the famous Spanish Farm trilogy beginning with The Spanish Farm (1924), a fictionalized chronicle of his World War One experiences upon which his reputation stands, though all his work shows the profound effect on him of four years of service. Some of his later works ...

De Abaitua, Matthew

(1971-    ) UK editor, journalist and author born Matthew Humphreys, legally changing his surname in early adulthood; active from the end of the nineties, a period marked by contributions to journals and with the nonfantastic "Inbetween" in Disco Biscuits (anth 1999) edited by Sarah Champion. He edited from 2000 to 2009. He is of sf interest for his first two novels, very loosely assembled into the Red Men sequence, connections between ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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