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Hayes, William D

(?   -?   ) UK author of Mr Boyton – Merchant, Millionaire, and King (1899), in which the eponymous entrepreneur, having become king of Poland in the Near Future, defeats a German Invasion with a secret weapon (see Inventions). [JC]

Gregor, N Ter

(?   -?   ) UK author, possibly the working name of a person of Armenian descent, of The Star of the Sea: A Historical Novel (1897), a tale which if published a century later would have been described as dizzyingly Equipoisal: the protagonists of the tale, beginning in Persia in the sixth century BCE, finally achieve romantic union after travels Underground, ...

Darvill-Evans, Peter

(1954-    ) UK author and editor, involved in the Games world from about 1976, initiating his writing career with three Fighting Fantasy Ties beginning with Fighting Fantasy Gamebook 25: Beneath Nightmare Castle (1987). He is best-known for his creating for Virgin Books and editing the New Adventures sub-sequence of the overall ...

Calvert, Robert

(1945-1988) South African-born poet and musician who moved to London in the 1960s and became friendly with Michael Moorcock, amongst others. He fronted Hawkwind during their most spacy 1970s period, but also released material under his own name, although his solo album Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters (1974) is not sf (it is a concept-album that retells the story of the development of Lockheed's F-104 ...

LaPointe, Michael

(1987-    ) Canadian journalist and author in whose first novel The Creep (2021) a contemporary protagonist is led to investigate (and reinhabit her memories of) a dangerous medical experiment a decade before (see Medicine). She had been associated then with the mysterious Rubicon Tech, where a theoretically curative blood substitute, brewed from plastics, had been developed, with tragic consequences: when substituted for human ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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