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Lottman, Eileen

(1927-2013) US author whose sf work has been restricted to Ties, mainly for the The Bionic Woman (1976-1978) television series: The Bionic Woman: Welcome Home, Jaime (1976; vt The Bionic Woman: Double Identity 1976 UK as by Maud Willis) and The Bionic Woman: Extracurricular Activities (1977; vt The Bionic Woman: A Question of Life 1977 UK as by Maud Willis). ...

Crace, Jim

Working name of UK journalist and author James Crace (1946-    ), who began publishing fantasy with "Annie, California Plates" in The New Review for June 1974. His first novel, Continent (coll of linked stories 1986), is a Fabulation set on an imaginary southern continent in an otherwise present-day world; it won the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the David Higham Prize. Crace's spare narrative ...

Sinclair, Alison

(1959-    ) UK-born medical doctor and author, permanently in Canada from 1979, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Assassin" in Back Brain Recluse for Summer 1991. She is of greatest sf interest for her first three novels. Though no specific mention is made of Homo sapiens, Legacies (1995) is tonally akin to sf novels, mostly of an earlier generation, which are set during or after the great ...

Lodwick, John

(1916-1959) UK author whose highly competent novels tend to insert somewhat depressive adventurers into a greyed post-World War Two world; of sf interest is Peal of Ordnance (1947), set in Near Future and featuring a distressed soldier who, after being demobbed, blows up the War Office and the Albert Memorial. [JC]

Mandel, George

(1920-2021) US Comics artist who drew some Superhero figures including The Woman in Red – first seen in Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940) and identified as the first female masked crime-fighter – Black Marvel for Timely and Blue Bolt for Novelty, until he was badly wounded in World War Two. / Mandel then turned to writing, beginning with the early Beat novel ...

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. ...



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