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Hope, Christopher

(1944-    ) South African poet and author, active from around 1970; in UK and France from 1975. He is of sf interest primarily for his Satirical portrayals of South Africa, a land riven from his point of view by aspirations and betrayals. His first novel, the nonfantastic A Separate Development (1980), anatomizes the post-Apartheid world through the picaresque life of its troubled protagonist. His second novel, Kruger's Alp ...

Mallorquí, César

(1953-    ) Spanish author, son of the popular Pulp writer José Mallorquí, creator of famous characters such as El Coyote or Capitán Rido, inspired by Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future. He published twenty fantasy and sf novels, two collections and about thirty short stories and novellas. He was also a very popular writer in Spanish ...

Hansen, Rob

(1954-    ) UK fan, active in Fandom since the mid-1970s, who has edited and co-edited numerous Fanzines including his debut production Epsilon (18 issues 1976-1985) and Pulp (19 issues 1986-1991); his artwork has appeared in many fanzines including his own. He was the 1984 TransAtlantic Fan Fund delegate (see Fan Funds). From 1987 he has released the ...

O'Leary, Con

(1888-1958) Irish-born author in whose sf novel, The Delicate Creature (1928), a woman is given a Drug that induces a range of Identity Transfer experiences, including life as a Mouse, and as her own betrayed husband. [JC]

New Pathways

US Semiprozine, full title New Pathways into Science Fiction and Fantasy, 20 issues, March 1986 to Winter 1992; letter-size format, bimonthly to #6, then quarterly becoming irregular; edited and published by Michael G Adkisson from Plano, Texas, who also provided much of the magazine's artwork for the early issues. Lively, but struggling for readership, New Pathways mixed fiction, features and Comic strips, all at the ...

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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