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Teramond, Guy

Working name of French teacher, poet, playwright and author Edmond-François Gautier Teramond (1869-1957), who also wrote as Guy de Téramond, Jehan Ferré, Captain George and Franz La Rhoellerie; active from around 1890 as a poet, and from about half a decade later as an author of thrillers, romances, and some sf. The protagonist of L'Homme qui voit à travers les murailles (1913; trans Mary J Safford as The Mystery of Lucien Delorme 1915) as Guy de Téramond is ...

Gorodischer, Angélica

(1928-    ) Argentinian author of nonfiction and fiction works in both the realist and the fantastic modes, who is nevertheless very much identified as a science fiction writer. Gorodischer is also closely associated with the city of Rosario, home of her well-known character Trafalgar Medrano, introduced in her novel Trafalgar (1979; trans Amalia Gladhart 2013); this is constructed as a Club Story sequence in which Medrano, a comical millionaire businessman, serves as both ...

McAlister, Hugh

(?   -?   ) Unidentified US author, possibly pseudonymous, among whose several novels for the juvenile market (see Children's SF), two are of sf interest: The Flight of the Silver Ship: Around the World Aboard a Giant Dirigible (1930), a trip accomplished in nineteen days; and Stand By: The Story of a Boy's Achievement in Radio (1930). In both volumes, Inventions slightly in advance of the time figure without undue prominence. [JC]

White, Skyler

Working name of US author (1967-    ), whose surname is White and who describes the Skyler as a nickname; her first novel, And Falling, Fly (2010), is a supernatural romance set with some Equipoisal skill in a Steampunk world. Her second, In Dreams Begin (2010), is a Timeslip tale whose protagonist becomes involved with William Butler Yeats. The Incrementalists series, beginning with The Incrementalists (2013) with Steven Brust, focuses on a group of Secret Master ...

Bywater, Hector Charles

(1884-1940) UK journalist and author of influential works on the military applications of sea-power, and of a Future War novel on the same theme, The Great Pacific War: A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-1933 (1925), which quite remarkably predicts a massive Japanese surprise attack and early triumphs, and an ultimate American victory, the latter due in large part to an inexhaustible supply of energy, once the American navy began to shorten its extended supply lines through an ...

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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