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Lindskold, Jane

(1962-    ) US author, primarily of fantasy, including her two series – the Athanor sequence beginning with Changer (1998), the Firekeeper Saga beginning with Through Wolf's Eyes (2001) and the Breaking the Wall sequence beginning with Thirteen Orphans (2008) [for titles see below] – plus two continuations of Roge Zelazny drafts, Donnerjack (1997) and Lord Demon (1999); Roger Zelazny (1993) is a nonfiction study. Lindskold also worked with Zelazny on his last ...

de Graeff, Allen

Pseudonym of Albert Paul Blaustein (1921-1994), professor of law at Rutgers from 1955, who as De Graeff edited Human, and Other Beings (anth 1963) with Groff Conklin. Blaustein also edited without credit three anthologies with his friend Basil Davenport [see Checklist]. [PN]

Hall, Sandi

(?   -    ) UK-born author, journalist and feminist activist, resident variously in Canada, Zambia, New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Mexico. In New Zealand she belonged to the "Broadsheet" collective, founded the NZ Women's Party, and publicly announced her lesbianism. In the Near-Future The Godmothers (1982), her first novel, two groups of women in a well-realized Feminist 2095 CE oppose patriarchal oppression. Wingwomen of Hera (1987), the first volume of ...

Touponce, William F

(1948-2017) US academic and critic, with the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) from 1985, there becoming Professor of English and – after retiring in 2012 – Professor Emeritus until his death. His first four book-length critical studies addressed the works of Ray Bradbury (twice), Frank Herbert and Isaac Asimov, in Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie: Fantasy, Science Fiction and the Reader (1984; exp vt 1998), Frank Herbert ...

Myers, Edward

(1950-    ) US author whose sf/fantasy sequence – the Mountain Made of Light comprising The Mountain Made of Light (1992), Fire and Ice (1992) and The Summit (1994) – interestingly revises long-outmoded Lost Race conventions. Though it is primarily set in the 1920s, and though fantasy elements increasingly dominate in later volumes, the trilogy is of sf as a demonstration of the extent to which seemingly dead forms can, on re-thinking, serve contemporary needs. ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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