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Gannon, Charles E

(1960-    ) US academic, a professor of English at St Bonaventure University, and author. He has worked extensively in Game Design and game writing – especially for the Traveller series of Role Playing Games – as well as working as a scriptwriter and producer in New York City. / He began to publish fiction of genre interest with "The Gift of the Magi" in ...

Wilkinson, Vernon

(1916-1988) New Zealand teacher and author of various works of nonfiction about the place of New Zealand in the world. Of sf interest is After The Bomb: Flight to Utopia (1984), set on a distant Near Future Earth two centuries after World War Three, as the occupants of a returning Spaceship discover, a Utopian civilization has evolved, though the ...

Ludwig, Edward W

(1920-1990) US editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Inheritance" for Imagination in October 1950, an sf adventure much like most of his twenty or so magazine stories, some of this material being assembled as The 7 Shapes of Solomon Bean and 14 Other Marvelous Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy (coll 1983). The Mask of Jon Culon (1970) more ambitiously awakens its protagonist from ...

Tanner, Ron

(1953-    ) US teacher, musician and author whose short fiction is usually nonfantastic though fruitfully exorbitant; his sf novel, Kiss Me, Stranger: An Illustrated Novel (2011), is a Satire set in a balkanized Dystopian America at a point seemingly close to the End of the World; attempting to keep her family together, the female protagonist runs through a gamut of ...

Snedeker, Caroline Dale

(1871-1956) US author, initially of children's books, some of them depicting life in versions of New Harmony, the town of her birth being named after the communitarian Utopia New Harmony created by her grandfather Robert Owen (1771-1858). Seth Way: A Romance of the New Harmony Community (1917) is a fictionalized (and fantasticated) biography of an experimental Scientist and early resident of New Harmony, Indiana, which had ...

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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