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Giller, Marc D

(1968-    ) US author of the Hammerjack sequence of Near Future noir Cyberpunk-inflected thrillers, comprising Hammerjack (2005) and Prodigal (2006), in which a hammerjacker – a thief who steals high-tech secrets – who has become a legitimate counter-agent (for a private firm) and spearheads the resistance to terrorists who plan to oppose humanity's ...

Gibbs, Lewis

Pseudonym of UK author Joseph Walter Cove (1891-1972), whose writing career began after active service in World War One. He is now remembered mainly for his biographies, though some of his fiction is of interest. In Parable for Lovers (1934), which is Fantasy, an expatriate Englishman falls in love with a wood-nymph in Greece. In his sf novel, Late Final (1951), an Englishman parachutes into England after ...

Monroe, Keith

(1915-2003) US author best known for juvenile sf (and also much nonfiction) aimed at Boy Scouts. In the Time Machine series (1959-1989) – comprising 16 stories as by Donald Keith in collaboration with his father Donald Monroe (1888-1972) and seven by Monroe alone – an abandoned Time Machine enables adventures for the Scout patrol that finds it. As lifelong Scout leaders, the Monroes brought verisimilitude to their Scouting milieu. The ...

Perry, Roger

Pseudonym of UK author Roger William Cowern (1928-    ), author of three undemanding Space Operas for Robert Hale Limited: Senior Citizen (1979), The Making of Jason (1980) and Esper's War (1981). [JC]

Valente, Catherynne M

(1979-    ) US editor, fancaster, poet and author, born Bethany Thomas, Valente apparently being her legal name, who won a Rhysling Award for her long poem, "The Seven Devils of Central California" (Summer 2007 Farrago's Wainscot); she began to publish prose work of genre interest with "Exsanguinations: A Handbook for the Educated Vampire by Anna S Oppenhagen-Petrescu" in By Blood We Live (anth ...

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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