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Häpna!

Swedish SF Magazine with 119 issues published from March 1954 to Spring 1966. Digest-sized, 96pp (occasionally 112pp) plus cover, supposedly edited throughout by Kjell Ekström (but see below) and published monthly, though from the beginning the July and August issues were combined into one; in 1957 and 1961 also the May and June issues; in 1960 the June/July and August/September issues; in 1964, ...

Sanderson, Brandon

(1975-    ) US author, of considerable significance for his Heroic Fantasies [for this term and for Robert Jordan see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], coming to wide notice with his continuations of Jordan's Wheel of Time sequence and his own Mistborn sequence [neither listed below]. Of sf interest is the Young Adult Reckoners series beginning ...

Johnston, Paul

(1957-    ) Scottish author, partially resident in Greece, whose noirish Quint Dalrymple sequence – comprising Body Politic (1997), The Bone Yard (1998), Water of Death (1999), The Blood Tree (2000), The House of Dust (2001), Heads or Hearts (2015), Skeleton Blues (2016) and Impolitic Corpses (2019) – is a series of detections set in the ...

Cook, Robin [2]

(1940-    ) US medical doctor and author of medical horror thrillers whose premises are often extracted from sf (see Medicine; Technothriller). His best-known novel remains his first, Coma (1977), a drama of Organlegging filmed as Coma (1978) by Michael Crichton, his confrere in the depiction of ...

Tabler, Joseph

(1949-    ) US abody surfer, bookseller and author, based for all his activities in California; he ran the well-known Joseph Tabler Books in San Diego 1989-1999. Of his thrillers, three have some sf interest: Capitol Hill Clones (1981), a political Satire involving a scatty use of Clones; The Microwave Caper (1981), in which a mysterious ...

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 ...



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