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Birkenhead, The Earl of

Title and working name of UK lawyer, politician and author Frederick Edwin Smith (1872-1930), an upwardly-mobile, hugely energetic and ambitious Tory, the kind of figure who informs much of the work of John Buchan and who dies (in Buchan's work and in life) from overwork; he was ennobled upon becoming Lord Chancellor in 1919. He is of sf interest for the surprising combination of sober prescience and tomfoolery in the nonfiction 100 Years from Now ... (1929 Hearst International-Cosmopolitan: ...

Greeno, Gayle

(1949-    ) US author of two connected series of Planetary Romances: the Ghatti's Tale sequence beginning with The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers (1993) and the Ghatten's Gambit sequence ending with The Farthest Seeking (2000). On the abandoned colony planet of Methuen, various categories of being – including the unsurprisingly cat-like Ghatti, who are Telepaths – intermix, bonding or not. Mind Snare (1997) is a Young Adult tale, as are in effect the ...

Bertin, Jack

Pseudonym of Italian-born author Giovanni Bertignono (1904-1963), who moved to the US in 1907 and who published frequently from the late 1920s in various Pulp magazines, his first work being Western stories as Jack Bertin; in magazines, he published his sf or fantasy as John Bertin. His only sf novel, Brood of Helios (May-July 1932 Wonder Stories as by John Bertin; 1966), whose book version was released posthumously as by Jack Bertin, is an unremarkable adventure. The Pyramids from Space (1970) ...

Oliphant, Laurence

(1829-1888) South African-born UK adventurer, diplomat politician and author, well known for nonfiction texts which described his own adventures in Asia, Africa and South America while at the same time advocating solutions to the "problems" he encountered, whether social or military; on more than one occasion these texts were tacitly sponsored by the UK Foreign Office. In 1867, he joined an American Utopian community, the Brotherhood of the New Life, founded by the poet Thomas Lake Harris ...

Howard, Jonathan L

(?   -    ) UK game designer, involved with the Broken Sword sequence of occult-conspiracy Adventures (which see), and author who began to publish fiction of genre interest with "Between the River and the Road" (June 2001 Realms of Fantasy). The eponymous Antihero of the darkly humorous Johannes Cabal sequence, introduced in "Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day" (Spring 2004 H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror), conducts obsessive research into reviving the ...

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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