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Payson, William Farquhar

(1876-1939) US author whose explanation, in John Vytal: A Tale of the Lost Colony (1901), of the disappearance around 1584 of the inhabitants of Roanoke Island (in what would become the state of Virginia) is made into a tale with Lost Race implications. [JC]

Grey, Edward

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -    ) of Concealed for Thirty Years: Being the Narrative of One E Grey (1890), a Lost Race novel set on an Island in the Pacific, where a culture of English colonists has survived since the Middle Ages. [JC]

Linder, D Barry

Pseudonym of US author Elizabeth Lorinda DuBreuil (1924-1980) for Libido 23 (1969), a fairly soft sf pornography tale involving enhanced Sex. [JC]

Russell, Don

(?   -    ) US author of an sf Sex novel, The Ultimate Lust (1970). [JC]

Laidlaw, Ross

(1931-    ) Scottish author, mostly of historical novels and thrillers; of sf interest is his first novel, The Lion Is Rampant (1979), a Dystopian political thriller set in the impoverished Near Future Scotland of the 1980s, when the Scottish Freedom Party attempts to wrest power from the morally and political bankrupt south. [JC]

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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