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Weis, Margaret

(1948-    ) US author and games publisher best known for Fantasy series [not listed below], in particular the extensive Dragonlance sequence of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game-based Ties beginning with Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984) with Tracy Hickman (1955-    ). Of sf interest are two short linked series of Space Operas: the Star of the Guardians tetralogy beginning with The Lost King (1990), and the collaborative Knights of the Black ...

Allan, Nina

(1966-    ) UK author, partner of Christopher Priest from 2011. She began to publish work of genre interest with "The Beachcomber" in Dark Horizons for June 2002; of her fifty or so stories released since, about half contain sf elements, though she was first identified as an author of horror. The interwoven tales assembled as The Silver Wind: Four Stories of Time Disrupted (coll of linked stories 2011) comprise a set of sf meditations on – and manipulations of – ...

Barker, Nicola

(1966-    ) UK author, almost exclusively of tales set in the South-East of England, featuring characters who fit all too well into suburban subtopias, except for their tendency to commit mild verbal and physical mayhem on their surroundings. The mundanity of this world normally, in her work, seems shaky but does not normally spill over into the fantastic, though In the Approaches (2014) is partly narrated by a parrot, and The Cauliflower® (2016) fantasticates the life ...

Trevor, Michael

(?   -    ) UK author of a Lost World tale Inca City (1947) whose young protagonists, having found an Incan talisman, end up in the eponymous forgotten City, where they excitingly become prisoners. [JC]

King, Graham

(1930-1999) UK author of a Near Future sf thriller, Killtest (1978), in which British security forces must combat a secret ring of gladiatorial conflicts (see Games and Sports) to the death. King should not be confused with the UK film director Graham King (1961-    ). [JC]

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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