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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Wade, Tom W

(?   -    ) UK author who published mainly with sf publishers John Spencer (see Badger Books) under various pseudonyms. As Victor Wadey he wrote two bad yet charming sf novels, A Planet Named Terra (1962) and its sequel The United Planets (1962). The distant planet confusingly called Terra is populated by the Reincarnations of people from Earth, notably Elizabeth I, ...


Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of The Channel Tunnel; or, England's Ruin (1876 chap), a Future War tale in which nobody believes that the eponymous passageway will invite a ruthless Invasion of the sceptr'd isle. [JC]

Alderman, Naomi

(1974-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Career of Edward Northam" in New Writings in the Fantastic (anth 2007) edited by John Grant. Later she designed and wrote for the Alternate Reality Game Zombies, Run! (see also Zombies), later collaborating with her 2012 Rolex Mentor Margaret ...

Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer

(1892-1982) US author and, after the death of her father Edward Stratemeyer in 1930, editor of his publishing syndicate. Under a variety of house names, including Carolyn Keene, Franklin W Dixon and Laura Lee Hope, she was herself responsible for writing approximately 170 of the Stratemeyer Syndicate novels about the Bobbsey Twins, the Hardy Boys, ...

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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