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Maugham, Robin

Working name of UK author Robert Cecil Romer Maugham (1916-1981), W Somerset Maugham's nephew; he is best known for a nonfantastic novel, The Servant (1948). His first publication, The 1946 Ms. (1943 chap), describes a Dystopian dictatorship founded, after the end of World War Two, by the British general responsible for defeating Hitler. [JC]

Outer Limits Newsletter

US letter-size saddle-stapled photocopied Fanzine printed on low-grade paper. Editor/publisher: Steve Streeter. Eight issues, January 1978 to Autumn 1983. Publication schedule was highly erratic. / This was in effect an unofficial follow-up to The Outer Limits: An Illustrated Review (which see), largely illustrated and written by Streeter alone. The first four issues were black-and-white only; #5 ...

Marlow, Max

Joint pseudonym of UK authors Christopher Robin Nicole (1930-    ) and Diana Mary Bachmann Nicole (1950-    ) for several Technothrillers, beginning with The Red Death (1989), a tale set in the Near Future where a devastating Pandemic is sweeping the world; further titles, like Meltdown (1991) and Growth (1993), repeat ...

Klages, Ellen

(1954-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with Time Gypsy (in Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, anth 1998, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel; 2003 chap), a Time Travel tale, though most of her subsequent work has gained recognition as innovative fantasy: "Basement Magic" (May 2003 F&SF) won a ...

Watson, J C

(?   -    ) South African author of Shadow Over the Rand: A South African Novel (1955), an sf novel set in the very Near Future in Johannesburg as a Pandemic caused by a strange "virus tuberculosis" comes close to destroying first the city (where the death toll nears 50%) then the country. But a research doctor develops a vaccine (see Medicine). The plague ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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