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Karpyshyn, Drew

(1971-    ) Canadian Games designer, including work for Wizards of the Coast, and scenario and dialogue for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a Role Playing Game set very early in the Star Wars universe, later writing two connected Ties: ...

Hildreth, Charles Lotin

(1853-1896) US journalist, poet, and author of a Lost Race Young Adult novel, The Mysterious City of OO: Adventures in Orbello Land (1889; vt OO: Adventures in Orbello Land 1889), set in the Australian outback. The teenaged protagonist, searching for his father who had disappeared years earlier, finds a lost, subterranean civilization – possibly of ancient Greek origins – flourishing among ...

McCaffrey, Anne

(1926-2011) US-born professional horsebreeder and author, in Ireland from the 1970s; mother of Gigi McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Most of her output was sf, though tinged with the tone and instruments of Fantasy: much of her main work, the enormous Pern sequence of Planetary Romance adventures (see below) is normally experienced as fantasy. She began ...

Alten, Steve

(1959-    ) US author who is perhaps best known for the Meg sequence, beginning with Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror (1997), which is premised on the survival of a megalodon, an extinct species of giant shark reputed to be the most powerful vertebrate predator (see Evolution) ever to exist. The tale, and its sequel, full of Scientific Errors and ...

Delrio, Martin

Joint pseudonym of writing team Debra Doyle and James D Macdonald – or possibly a House Name, though used almost exclusively by these authors for several Ties, beginning with Mortal Kombat (1995 chap), and more recently a MechWarrior: Dark Age sequence beginning with MechWarrior: Dark Age: A Silence in the Heavens (2003). All ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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