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Rodney, George Brydges

(1872-1950) US soldier and author, mostly of Westerns, though Edge of the World (1931) is a Lost World novel featuring hostilities between a Roman legion and Mayans before the "discovery" of America; and Beyond the Range (1934) describes the discovery of a Lost Race in more conventional mountainous backlands. [JC]

Ham, Bob

(?   -    ) US author of the Overload sequence of Post-Holocaust series of Military SF adventures comprising Overload #1: Personal War (1989), Overload #2: The Wrath (1989), Overload #3: Highway Warriors (1989), Overload #4: Tennessee Terror (1989), Overload #5: Atlanta Burn (1990), ...

Eldred, Tim

(1965-    ) US illustrator and author of Graphic Novels whose Young Adult Space Opera, Grease Monkey (graph 2006), poses its young protagonist a series of practical problems as he comes to terms with his role as a low-ranking cadet mechanic drafted into humanity's fight back against the Alien assault which has decimated Earth's ...

Mader, Friedrich W

(1866-1945) German author, mainly of juvenile novels, many set in German East Africa and written somewhat in the style of H Rider Haggard. Wunderwelten (1911; trans Max Shachtman as Distant Worlds: The Story of a Voyage to the Planets 1932) is a juvenile which takes its Spaceship crew to Mars and finally – one of the first sf texts to ...

Women in SF

In "The Image of Women in Science Fiction" (November 1970 Red Clay Reader) Joanna Russ wrote, "There are plenty of images of women in science fiction. There are hardly any women." This apprehension of the state of affairs has changed in the subsequent decades, chiefly due to the impact of Feminism and to the increasing numbers of women writing sf in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the new century, though also to an increased ...

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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