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Golden Gryphon Press

US Small Press publisher based in Urbana, Illinois, and founded in 1997 by Jim Turner after he left Arkham House the previous year. In its fourteen years of existence Golden Gryphon published sixty-two hardcover titles, with very occasional trade paperback reprint editions. After Turner's death in 1999 his brother Gary Turner took over as publisher and, with Marty ...

de Lancie, John

(1948-    ) US television actor in many roles since 1976, probably best known for playing Q in nine episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation between 1987 and 1994, a role at the centre of his Star Trek: The Next Generation Tie, Star Trek: The Next Generation: I, Q (1999) with Peter David. He also wrote a ...

Palmer, Diana

Pseudonym of US author Susan Spaeth Kyle (1946-    ), who has also published occasionally under her own name; most of her many novels are Westerns or romance tales, usually as by Palmer. Of sf interest is The Morcai Battalion (1980; rev 2008 as by Palmer), a Space Opera set in a Galactic Empire riven by a vast war. [JC]

McGhee, Edward

(?   -    ) US author of two Future War novels: in Chinese Ultimatum (1976) with Robin Moore, a 1980s non-nuclear war between China and the USSR ultimately regionalizes a non-participant America; in The Last Caesar (1980), set a few years later in the same universe as the previous tale, a politically radical American president attempts to establish a welfare state but ...

Sinclair, Kenneth L

(1910-1980) US author in whose Young Adult Lost City of the Sun (1955), a Lost World is discovered in New Mexico. [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 ...

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