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Favole, Robert J

(1950-    ) US author of two connected Time Travel tales for the Young Adult market, Through the Wormhole (2001) and Monday Redux (2003), each involving its young protagonist in a trip back through time to save friends and relatives from danger. [JC]

Pattison, Eliot

(1951-    ) US author most of whose fiction consists of thrillers in the Inspector Shan sequence. Ashes of Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America (2011), is set in a Post-Holocaust America twenty-five years after the country has been devastated by international terrorism. An original founder of the village of Carthage – now a harsh pocket Dystopia in which knowledge of the ...

Bell, Norman

(1899-2001) US journalist and author of The Weightless Mother (1967), an affectionate Satire in which a harassed mother mistakes an experimental Drug for aspirin; it makes her weightless (see Antigravity) and pixilated; and the world is shocked. [JC]

Quinn, Tory

(?   -    ) US scientist and author whose first novel, Twilight of the Gods (2021), is fantasy; in the Young Adult Mindborg (2022), the scientist father of a son with epilepsy attempts a surgical procedure to cure him, but fails, while simultaneously awakening Superpowers that arouse inimical attention; for a description of MegaDeath (2022) with Marie ...

Cawthorn, James

(1929-2008) UK illustrator, critic and author; he often used the working name Jim Cawthorn, though he also went by J Cawthorn or simply Cawthorn, and his name was sometimes rendered as Cawthorne. After he entered sf around 1954, his career was largely defined by his relationship with Michael Moorcock – the men quickly bonded due to their shared interest in Edgar Rice Burroughs – and they first worked ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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