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Gerrold, David

Pseudonym of US author and scriptwriter Jerrold David Friedman (1944-    ), who was raised in Southern California, gaining a BA in theatre arts there. His earliest commercial sales were Television scripts, the first of them a well-known Star Trek (1966-1969) episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles" (1967), the subject of one of his two books about the original series, The Trouble with Tribbles ...

Bulmer, Kenneth

(1921-2005) UK author, who also signed himself H K Bulmer, as well as using a number of pseudonyms for his books, including Alan Burt Akers, Ken Blake (not sf), Ernest Corley (not sf), Arthur Frazier (not sf), Adam Hardy (for his successful Hornblower-like novels of the sea), Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss (not sf), Neil Langholm (not sf), Manning Norvil, Charles R Pike (not sf), Dray Prescot, Andrew Quiller, Richard Silver (not sf), Tully Zetford, the collaborative pseudonym Kenneth ...

Bernstein, David Siegel

Working name of US data analyst, consultant and author David Jay Bernstein (?   -    ), who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Long Way Up" in Black Petals for Summer 2003 as by David J Bernstein. He is of some interest for the nonfiction Blockbuster Science: The Real Science in Science Fiction (2017), an informal survey of various topics, including comments on Black Holes, ...

Rumfitt, Alison

(?   -    ) UK poet and author whose T(y)ranny (coll of linked poems 2019 chap) focuses on the imagined experience of a trans woman (see Transgender SF) in a Dystopia based (critically) on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985). Her first novel, Tell Me I'm Worthless (2021), is a ghost story. [JC]

Hildebrandt, The Brothers

Working name for the team of American artists Gregory J Hildebrandt (1939-    ) and Timothy Mark Allen Hildebrandt (1939-2006), identical twin brothers, although they also worked separately using the working names Greg Hildebrandt and Tim Hildebrandt. They will forever be regarded primarily as the definitive illustrators of J R R Tolkien because of the famous Tolkien calendars that featured their paintings of his characters; oddly enough, ...

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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