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Colladay, Morrison

Working name for most of his fiction of Charles Morrison Colladay (1877-?   ), US publisher, salesman and author who is discussed in E F Bleiler's Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years (1998). "Spirit Trails" (January 1928 Ghost Stories) as Charles Colladay may be his first story. When the Moon Fell (1929 chap) illustrated by Frank R Paul, a Ruined Earth tale climaxing in the rising of a new continent from the Atlantic Ocean, where humans may survive. This story was published in ...

Hertzka, Theodor

(1845-1924) Austrian economist and author of the influential socialist Utopia, Freiland: Ein Sociales Zukunftsbild (1890; trans Arthur Ransom – clearly not the writer and translator Arthur Ransome – as Freeland: A Social Anticipation 1891) and its sequel, Eine Reise nach Freiland (1893; trans anon as A Visit to Freeland, or The New Paradise Regained 1894; rev vt A Trip to Freeland 1905). These offer little in the way of fictional pleasures in the portrayal of unstressed existence in ...

Henneberg, Nathalie

(1907-1978) Russian-born French author who collaborated in some sf and fantasy with her husband, Charles Henneberg, their joint works sometimes being published under his name alone, and who became well known in her own right after his death in 1959, revising older works and publishing several novels solo, sometimes as N C Henneberg, sometimes as Nathalie-Charles Henneberg, but also as Nathalie Henneberg. Les Dieux Verts (1961; trans C J Cherryh as The Green Gods 1974; French ed rev 1975; exp as ...

Radiohead

UK rock group from the Oxford area. Their early work is recognizable, if high quality, "indie" rock, haunted by and expressive of contemporary anomie and angst. But the band's third album OK Computer (1997) exaggerated this individual sense of despair into a coherent and powerful Dystopian vision. Douglas Adams' The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was the source of the title of the album as a whole and also of some of its tracks (for instance "Paranoid Android"), but the mood of the whole is ...

Meacham, Beth

(1951-    ) US author and editor, married to Tappan King from 1978. She worked first as an sf bookseller before joining Ace Books in 1981, where she developed the careers of Greg Bear, Orson Scott Card and Tim Powers, among others; she also discovered James P Blaylock and oversaw the revived Ace SF Specials. She left Ace for Tor Books in 1984, where as head of sf and fantasy she supervised the company's unusually large sf editorial staff and worked with authors like Card, ...

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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