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Ames, Joseph Bushnell

(1878-1928) US author, mostly of Westerns, of sf interest for his last novel, The Bladed Barrier (1929), a Lost Race/Lost World tale set behind the eponymous barrier in a hidden valley in Baja California (see California), where two young prospectors come across an ancient Chinese civilization, its evil ruler (see Yellow Peril), and an unwilling priestess who turns out to be a white girl willing to be rescued. Other Westerns with lost race elements, sometimes minor, are listed below. [JC]

Longueville, Peter

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of The Hermit: Or, the ­Unparalled [sic] Sufferings and Surprising Adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: Who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington a Bristol Merchant [for full title see Checklist below] (1727), a Satire on Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1719). Though he creates a mercantile ecology for himself (see Robinsonade), Quarll ...

Smith, Andrew

(1962-?   ) UK author of a Tie to the Doctor Who universe in the Doctor Who Target Novelizations subseries, Full Circle (1982), a novelization based on the Fourth Doctor. [JC]

Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine

Quarterly "magazine" in hardcover-book format, in fact an Original-Anthology series; edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; published by Dean Wesley Smith trading as Pulphouse Publishing of Eugene, Oregon; 12 issues (each 1250 copies) from Fall 1988 to the final issue #12 in Fall 1993. It was superseded by the ambitious Pulphouse: A Weekly Magazine which saw 19 issues (not one of them weekly) from 1 March 1991 to the summer of 1995, its title changing to Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine from #5 (20 ...

Hanmura Ryō

Pseudonym of Japanese sf author Heitarō Kinō (1933-2002), often also romanized as Ryō Hammura. A sometime cabaret bartender and advertising executive, he drifted into an authorial career with "Shōkaku" ["Harvest"] (March 1963 S-F Magazine), which won a consolation prize in a new authors competition run by the publisher Hayakawa Shobō. / Running throughout his oeuvre is a vigorous mistrust of authority and the establishment, particularly the collusion of big business ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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