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Strang, Herbert

Collaborative pseudonym of UK editors and authors George Herbert Ely (1866-1958) and C J L'Estrange (1867-1947), who worked as Co-Editors in the Juvenile Department of Oxford University Press 1907-1939, publishing most of their later books through that firm; apparently Ely plotted the tales and L'Estrange wrote them down. The name was used on a large number of boys' adventure stories from about 1883, among them a series of novels about futuristic ...

Greeno, Gayle

(1949-    ) US author of two connected series of Planetary Romances: the Ghatti's Tale sequence beginning with The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers (1993) and the Ghatten's Gambit sequence ending with The Farthest Seeking (2000). On the abandoned colony planet of Methuen, various categories of being – including the unsurprisingly Cat-like Ghatti, who are ...

Carpenter, Elmer J

(1907-1988) US author in whose Moonspin (1967) a foreign power gains control of Earth's weather, threatening to freeze the planet (see Climate Change; Weather Control); but a fight-back effort by Scientists on the Moon may save the day. An earlier novel, Nile Fever (1959), is not sf. [JC]

North, William

(1825-1854) UK author whose precocious first novel, Anti-Coningsby; Or, The New Generation Grown Old (1844 2vols), is a Satire shaped as a Sequel by Other Hands to Benjamin Disraeli's Coningsby; Or, the New Generation (1844), in which new Inventions are used to sink the French fleet, and a very ...

World of Giants

US tv series (1959; also known as W-O-G). Ziv Television Programs. Created by Dick Dorso. Produced by William Alland and Otto Lang. Various directors. Cast includes Arthur Franz, Marcia Henderson and Marshall Thompson. One season of thirteen 30-minute episodes. Black and white. / Mel Hunter (Thompson) is a Federal agent who on a past secret mission beyond the Iron Curtain became the victim of atomic radiation and suffered permanent ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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