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Brown, Howard V

(1878-1945) US illustrator who, even though his sf Illustration represented only a small proportion of his prodigious output, became one of the Big Four sf illustrators of the 1930s (with Leo Morey, Frank R Paul and H W Wesso). He received his formal art education at Chicago's Art Institute and became based in New York. Among the books that he illustrated during his early career were all six volumes of Katharine Elizabeth Dopp's educational Industrial and Social History series about our ...

Amateur Science Stories

UK Amateur Magazine published from Leeds, West Yorkshire, by the fan-run SFA (Science Fiction Association) and edited by Douglas W F Mayer. Paper size 8½in x 14in. Three issues only, October 1937 (9pp), December 1937 (16pp) and March 1938 (18pp). / This fiction Fanzine is mildly notable for its publication of Arthur C Clarke's first three stories, beginning with "Travel by Wire!" (December 1937). All the fiction content was supplied by Clarke (#2, #3), William F Temple writing as ...

Perry, S D

(1970-    ) US author, daughter of Steve Perry, who has also written as Stephani Perry; in her career to date she has specialized in Ties for various universes. Her contributions to the Aliens universe begin with Aliens: The Female War (1993) as Stephani Perry with Steve Perry; her Resident Evil novels – tied to the Videogame set in an American town dominated by the Umbrella Corporation whose experiments have created various kinds of Mutants, including Zombies – ...

DuPrau, Jeanne

(1944-    ) US author of Young Adult novels, those of specific sf interest being her City of Ember sequence – The City of Ember (2003), The People of Sparks (2004) and The Prophet of Yonwood (2006), all three assembled as The Books of Ember (omni 2008), plus The Diamond of Darkhold (2008) – set in a Ruined Earth two centuries after the Holocaust; the City of Ember is an underground Keep or Pocket Universe – its inhabitants seem unaware of the surface of the ...

Bonanno, Margaret Wander

(1950-2021) US author whose first books were the mainstream feminist novels A Certain Slant of Light (1979), Ember Days (1980) and Callbacks (1981); a later title, Risks (1989), is also nonfantastic. She made her mark on sf with a highly successful Star Trek tie, Dwellers in the Crucible (1985). Two others were soon published: Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky (1987); and Star Trek: Probe (1992), the latter of these, after being subjected to a variety of changes by the owners of the franchise, ...

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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