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Whiteside, Thomas

(1918-1997) UK-born journalist and author, in USA most of his life; most of his work, like The Tunnel Under the Channel (1972), is nonfiction. Much of this is focused on Ecological issues, as in Defoliation: What Are Our Herbicides Doing to Us? (1970). He is of sf interest for the Near Future novel Alone Through the Dark Sea (1964), in which three narratives interweave, each based on isolation: a sea captain whose ship is sinking; the inhabitants of a virtually unknown Island; and the pilot of ...

Teilhet, Darwin L

(1904-1964) US screenwriter and author, who also wrote as by Cyrus T Fisher; his suspense thrillers normally stop short of the fantastic, though The Fear Makers (1945), filmed as The Fearmakers (1958) to his own script, describes a very Near Future conspiracy to betray America. The mystery embedded in the nature of the returning soldier protagonist's dead partner edges into the fantastic; the film is entirely mundane. [JC]

Meléndez, Francisco

(1941-    ) Spanish illustrator and author, perhaps best known for two Steampunk-inflected fables of Invention, each featuring an obsessed tinkerer. El verdadero inventor del Buque Submarino (1989 chap; trans William Dyckes and adapted Robert Morton as The Mermaid and the Major: The True Story of the Invention of the Submarine 1991), which seems to be set in the eighteenth century, describes the obsession of its protagonist, Major Michelangelo Monday, with a mermaid, and his ...

Moskowitz, Sam

(1920-1997) US sf historian, author and anthologist; he also worked, as Sam Martin, as an editor of trade magazines for the frozen-foods industry, retiring in 1985. For a long time, as a prominent member of sf Fandom since 1936, Moskowitz was among the best known of all historians and commentators from within Genre SF; his work in this field antedates that of nearly all non-genre historians of the field, with the notable exception of J O Bailey. Though he had earlier compiled David H Keller's ...

Gregory, Daryl

(1965-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "In the Wheels" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for August 1990; most of his work is fantasy, though Raising Stony Mayhall (2011), a Zombie novel set in a cartoonishly but closely realized Near Future America, ambitiously and successfully treats the protagonist's life story in sf terms. Perhaps even more ambitious, and certainly more pyrotechnical than its calmly-told predecessor, ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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