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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Walsh, J M

(1897-1952) Australian-born author, in the UK from 1925, active as an author of short fiction from 1913, beginning to publish novels from 1921; from the mid-1920s he wrote primarily mystery stories, some as by Stephen Maddock or George M White; he wrote some romantic adventures as by Jack Carew, and some of his sf as by H Haverstock Hill. Vandals of the Void (Summer 1931 Wonder Stories Quarterly; 1931), its sequel, "The Struggle for ...

Pogue, Bill

(1930-2014) US Skylab astronaut and author, whose The Trikon Deception (1992) with Ben Bova, a Near Future tale set on a vast orbiting satellite where scientists employed by various private corporations are ostensibly united in an attempt to work out a technological fix to save the planet, which is decaying rapidly through Ecological degradation; but conflicts soon ensue. [JC]

Cadora, Karen

(1970-    ) US author and academic whose sf novel, Stardust Bound (1994), is set in a world dominated by the UniTech government, which has created a category of illegal activities called "science crime": such crimes include the practice of Astronomy. The lesbian protagonist is torn between love and astronomy in the Andes. An essay, "Feminist Cyberpunk" (November 1995 ...

Taylor, Isaac

(1787-1865) UK author, also known as Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers, one of several children of Isaac Taylor (1759-1829), an engraver and author with whom his son should not be confused, a task with some difficulty as the younger Isaac Taylor often published anonymously, as did his several siblings (almost all of whom were authors) including Jefferys Taylor; he followed this practice with The Temple of Melekartha (1831 3vols) anonymous, a long ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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