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Johns, Clifford Royal

(?   -2023) US engineer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Dog Thinks Ahead" in Shimmer #3 for Spring 2006; his first novel, the Young Adult Walking Shadow (2012), is set in a noirish Near Future Chicago, a world where Memory Edits can be purchased on the instalment plan and users must pay in full (even if they do ...

Haig, Matt

(1975-    ) UK author perhaps best known for his work for children and the Young Adult market, though his first novel, The Last Family in England (2004; vt The Labrador Pact 2009), is a Beast Fable retelling William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One (performed 1597; 1598) with an animal cast. The Dead Fathers Club (2006) is a ghost story which ...


Tabloid-size Media Magazine. Publisher: James Steranko as Supergraphics Publications. Editor: Steranko. 41 issues, 1972 to 1979. / While not an sf or fantasy Media Magazine per se, this title from Comics artist and author Steranko included a good deal of material on these genres. Starting life as Comixscene, it became Mediascene with issue ...

Satō Michiaki

(?   -    ) Japanese artist specializing in sf novel Illustration and Mecha design for Anime. A former member of Studio Nue (see Naoyuki Katō; Haruka Takachiho), he received the Seiun Award for art in 1987, in which period he was largely known ...

Smith, Mitchell

(1935-    ) US author who has also written Westerns as by Roy LeBeau; in his early career he was best-known for crime novels, of which Reprisal (1999) is of some interest, hinting at Horror in SF. Of sf interest is his later Snowfall sequence comprising Snowfall (2002), Kingdom River (2003) and Moonrise (2004), set in a ...

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 ...

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