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Mayer, Bob

(1959-    ) US soldier and author who has published military novels under his own name, often utilizing his experiences as a Green Beret, and whose works of sf interest have been published under two pseudonyms, Robert Doherty and Greg Donegan. As Doherty – after The Rock (1996), a Time Travel thriller set at Ayers Rock in the Australian outback – he published the Area 51 sequence of thrillers, beginning with Area 51 (1997), which play on Paranoia in general and ...

Doherty, G D

(1927-    ) UK editor. An English teacher and sf enthusiast, Doherty produced the Anthology Aspects of Science Fiction (anth 1959), designed for use in British secondary schools. A carefully chosen selection, it proved popular and successful among both pupils and teachers. Further anthologies similarly aimed were Second Orbit (anth 1965) and Stories from Science Fiction (anth 1966). Doherty also contributed articles to SF Horizons, SF Impulse (see Science Fantasy) and ...

Phillips, Donald G

(?   -    ) US author of a Tie for the Battletech Wargame universe, Battletech: Star Lord (1996). [JC]

Hemingway, Amanda

(1955-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Alchemist" for Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers (anth 1981) edited anonymously, that year's issue of the Faber and Faber Introduction series. Her first novel, Pzyche (1982), focuses on an uncomfortable and virginal young woman brought up in isolation on a mineral-rich, art-obsessed planet, where – under the supervision of her father (see Forbidden Planet) – she unappreciatingly ...

Sinclair, Carl

(?   -    ) New Zealand-born UK author, for whose sf novel Sixth Cycle (2014) with Darren Wearmouth, see his collaborator. In his second novel, Escalation Force (2015), a deadly Weapon is discovered in an Underground cache dating back to World War Two. [JC]

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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