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Longstreth, T Morris

(1886-1975) US author active from 1915 or earlier; of sf interest is a late juvenile (see Children's SF) tale, Time Flight (1954), in which two contemporary young men are Timeslipped into seventeenth-century Salem at the time of the witch trials, and find themselves in danger. [JC]

Gilchrist, Rosetta Luce

(1850-1921) US medical doctor and author of Tibby: A Novel Dealing with Psychic Forces and Telepathy (1904), in which Telepathy is used for Communication with a land beyond which seems to resemble a Utopia. [JC]

Francis, Matthew

(1956-    ) UK poet, editor and author whose sf novel, Whom (1989), is set in an America secretly governed by a vast Computer and ravaged by fundamentalist anxieties (see Religion); the tale itself includes Timeslip episodes, plus some mild-mannered Satire, and intimations of that Holocaust and rapture will soon prove themselves to be the same ending, differently described. One of Francis's volumes of poetry, Mandeville (coll of linked poems 2008 chap), retells the travels ...

Barclay, Gabriel

A House Name used in 1940 for two stories in Astonishing Stories and Super Science Stories, one by Manly Wade Wellman and one by C M Kornbluth. [JC/PN]

Kidd, Chip

(1964-    ) American book designer, artist, editor, and author. After receiving artistic training at Penn State University, he began doing book design for Alfred A Knopf in 1986 and has since done freelance work for other publishers. While others in his profession, like Carol Russo and Ray Lundgren, make little effort to draw attention to themselves, Kidd has innovatively transformed himself into a celebrity, in part by means of his involvement in numerous collections of ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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