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Æon Speculative Fiction

US downloadable Online Magazine which began as a Semiprozine but paid professional word rates for its last two issues. It was published and edited by mother and daughter Bridget and Marti McKenna, initially through Scorpius Digital in Seattle, Washington and, from issue #7 by Quintamid, Seattle. It ran for 14 quarterly issues (missing only February 2007) from November 2004 to May 2008. The unpublished fifteenth issue and other ...

Bigg, Henry Robert Heather

(1853-1911) UK medical doctor and author of The Human Republic (1891), whose protagonist miniaturizes himself (see Miniaturization) into a white corpuscle; this conveyance then guides him through the Utopian landscape of the human body, which Bigg thinks of as a Republic. [JC]

Symons, Geraldine

(1909-1996) Ceylon-born author, mostly in UK, of some sf interest for Now and Then (1977; vt Crocuses Were Over, Hitler Was Dead 1977), whose young protagonist is visited and visits, via Timeslip, a gardener caught in World War Two. [JC]

Kupari, Mike

(?   -    ) US Air Force technician, firearms instructor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with the Dead Six sequence of Near Future Military SF adventures whose first volume is Dead Six (2011) with Larry Correia (whom see for description of these books). Kupari's solo novel debut was Her Brother's Keeper ...

Hale, John

(1926-    ) UK film director, screenwriter, playwright and author who is of sf interest for The Paradise Man: A Black and White Farce (1969), a Near Future tale in which worldwide Future War is conducted between dominating Black nations and the rest, but according to agreements to maintain the conflict at the level necessary to keep the international economy in good health. He co-wrote the ...

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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