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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 ...

Tarantino, Janice

(?   -    ) US author of the romantic Time-Travel Crystal Women sequence beginning with The Crystal Prophecy (1995), set in the Far-Future land of Zenobia, at a time when the dominant sorority known as the Crystal Women, who possess Psi Powers, has been virtually destroyed. Two contemporary siblings, one per volume, are transported through time ...

Woolf, Alex

(1964-    ) UK author, much of whose work has comprised popular nonfiction about a wide range of historical and contemporary issue; most of his fiction has appeared in series, invariably for children or Young Adult readers. Some are of direct sf interest. The Chronosphere sequence beginning with The Iron Sky sequence beginning with Time Out of Time (2012) revolves around the complications attending use of the ...

Notkin, Debbie

(?   -    ) US reviewer, editor and co-owner 1977-1994 of the Californian sf bookshop The Other Change of Hobbit; active in Fandom since the 1970s, her Fanzine being Kith (3 issues 1984-1985); involved with the US Feminist Convention WisCon and the James Tiptree Jr Award as a member of its ...

Science Comics

US Comic (1940). Fox Publications, Inc. Eight issues. Artists include Emil Gershwin, Jack Kirby, George Tuska and Bert Whitman. Seven comic strips and a two-page text story per issue, plus an occasional one-page strip of scientific facts. / There are seven series in each issue. The Eagle is a young Scientist who discovered an anti-gravitation fluid (see Gravity): when ...

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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