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Elliott, H Chandler

(1906-1978) Canadian-born physician, university teacher of medicine and author, in the US for many years; he began publishing work of genre interest with "Inanimate Objection" for Galaxy in February 1954. In his sf novel, Reprieve from Paradise (1955), Polynesians have survived an atomic World War Three, and forty centuries after their shocked discovery of the Post-Holocaust world, they have created a worldwide Dystopia plagued by Overpopulation, thanks to a rigid breeding plan. This world is ...

Welby, Philip

Pseudonym of C D Davis (?   -    ), UK author of The Pleasure Domes of Sigma 93 (1978), a Space Opera for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Schneyer, Kenneth

(1960-    ) US lecturer in the law and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Calibration" in Nature Physics for July 2008. Much of his work has been assembled as The Law & the Heart: Stories to Bend the Mind & Soul (coll 2014), several of the tales included focusing on the interactions between law (see also Crime and Punishment; Thought Experiment) and an increasingly contentious world. Some – like "Conflagration", a Time Travel tale – ...

Wray, A Lunar

Pseudonym of US Unitarian minister and author Minot Judson Savage (1841-1918), whose At the Back of the Moon; Or, Observations of Lunar Phases (1879), a spoofish verse Satire in which a group of touring Lunarians, after conveying to the narrator of the tale their sense of life on the Evolution of life on Earth, return to the back side of the Moon, where they inhabit a topsy-turvy world which the narrator describes bemusedly. Some of Savage's works under his own name contain spiritualist ...

Lane, Andy

Working name of UK journalist and author Andrew Lane (1963-    ) who began publishing work of genre interest with "Living in the Past" for Doctor Who Magazine in 1990, and who remains best known for his contributions to the Doctor Who universe. These include several Ties, beginning with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Lucifer Rising (1993) with Jim Mortimore. Among other work of this sort, he has also written a number of nonfiction books on various Television and Cinema ...

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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