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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Sienkiewicz, Bill

Working name of Boleslav Felix Robert Sienkiewicz (1958-    ) US Comics artist. His early work was heavily influenced by Neal Adams, although his fine pen line was more fluid and expressive, and his brushwork freer. His work matured, becoming more painterly and stylish, as he graduated to Graphic Novels. BS appears now to have deserted narrative art for advertising, record-cover ...

Castier, Jules

(1888-1957) French translator and author, translator of English texts into French, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), and vice versa. Written in English, his collection of Parodies of well-known authors, Rather Like ... Some Endeavours to Assume the Mantles of the Great ... With a Publisher's Note Embodying the Opinions of the Great (coll 1920), includes Arthur Conan ...

British Science Fiction Association

Despite their names, the British Science Literary Association (1931), organized by Walter Gillings, and the first British Science Fiction Association (1933-1935), organized by the Hayes SF Club, failed to become much more than local groups. The UK's first truly national organizations – the Science Fiction Association (1937-1939), the first ...

Dixon, John

(1969-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Halves Interrupted" in Barbaric Yawp for December 1997; most of his work has been horror, including the Carl Freeman sequence beginning with Phoenix Island (2014). Of sf interest is The Point (2018), a Young Adult tale which unites tropes from the Space Cadet juveniles from the previous century and 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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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