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Gier, Scott G

(1948-    ) US author of a military sf series, the Genellan sequence – comprising Genellan: Planetfall (1995), Genellan: In the Shadow of the Moon (1996), Genellan: First Victory (1997) and Genellan: Earth Siege (2005) – in which an First Contact between a gingerly expansionist humanity and a mysterious Alien race called the Ulaggi ends in ...

Sharp, Doug

(1952-?   ) US teacher and author of Channel Zilch (2013), a humorous Near Future spoof about an astronaut, fired for incompetence, who is hired to pilot a crew into space to create a pirate reality show (see Media Landscape); it is the first of a projected trilogy. [JC]

Kritzer, Naomi

(1973-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Faust's SASE" in Scavenger's Newsletter for September 1999; during her early career she published mostly fantasy, including the Eliana's Song sequence beginning with the Young Adult Fires of the Faithful (2002), set in a fantasy land oppressed by Religious fundamentalism, but saved by the versatile young protagonist; ...

Paul, Graham Sharp

(?   -    ) Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]-born soldier, businessman and author, in Australia from 1983, whose Space Opera Hellfort's War sequence, beginning with Hellfort's War: Book 1: The Battle at the Moons of Hell (2007), engages its protagonist Paul Hellfort in various conflict scenarios typical of Military SF in space, the scale of which increases as does his rank. The ...

Huddy, Delia

(1934-2005) UK author of some books for younger children, and for Young Adult readers the Tom Humboldt sequence comprising Time Piper (1976) and The Humboldt Effect (1982), adventures involving various characters in complications created through Humboldt's Invention of a Time Machine. In Time Piper a young girl must partake in a ritual in the thirteenth ...

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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