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Wilson, F Paul

(1946-    ) US physician and author who began publishing sf with "The Cleaning Machine" for Startling Mystery Stories in March 1971, and who has written some mostly associational work as by Colin Andrews. His early career was much influenced by John W Campbell Jr, in whose Analog he published several of his best 1970s stories, including the early versions of tales ...

Lundberg, Jason Erik

(1975-    ) US author and editor, in Singapore since 2007, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Songstress" in Electric Velocipede for Fall 2003. Further stories appeared in numerous venues, the author's first collection being Red Dot Irreal: Equatorial Fantastika (coll 2011) [see Checklist below for subsequent titles]. He has edited a number of Anthologies, many promoting new ...

Vinton, Arthur Dudley

(1852-1906) US lawyer and author whose Looking Further Backward: Being a Series of Lectures Delivered to the Freshman Class at Shawmut College by Professor Won Lung Li (Successor of Prof Julian West) [for full subtitle see Checklist] (coll 1890) works as a direct sequel to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), demonstrating how the world of 2000 has been fatally feminized and vulnerable to Invasion; ...

Jarrett, Cora

Working name of Cora Hardy Jarrett (1877-1969), who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Latch-Key" (December 1928 Vanity Fair) as by Faraday Keene. Her novel Strange Houses: A Tale (1936) features a scientific experiment – psychic rather than technological – that brings about Identity Exchange between two women, one middle-aged and the other a nineteen-year-old striptease dancer. [DRL]

Kiernan, Stephen P

(1960-    ) US journalist, editor and author whose first book, Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System (2006), eloquently presents the case adumbrated in its subtitle, demanding that doctors and legislators arouse themselves to face some genuinely difficult issues. His interest in the end (and ends) of life is reflected in his sf novel, The Curiosity (2013), a Sleeper Awakes whose central ...

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 ...

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