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Garbo, Norman

(1919-2017) US painter and author, active in the former capacity from around 1940, whose Near Future novel, The Movement (1969), grimly extrapolates late-1960s-style confrontations between US students and police into the takeover of a vast university campus and retaliatory bombing by the government; the coherence of the student movement is exaggerated. The coherence of the student movement is exaggerated, but the ...

Earl, Robert

(?   -    ) UK author of several Ties set in the Warhammer universe (see Warhammer 40,000), beginning with Warhammer: The Burning Shore (2004), and including Warhammer: Wild Kingdoms (2004) and its sequel. [JC]

Gallagher, Diana G

(1946-2021) US illustrator and author, in the former capacity winning a Hugo award for best fan artist in 1989 (see Fandom) as Diana Gallagher Wu (she was then married to William F Wu). As an author she has concentrated almost exclusively on Young Adult Ties to Television series like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ...

Maitz, Don

(1953-    ) American illustrator, husband of artist and author Janny Wurts. Maitz actually began his career in sf art before graduating from the Paier School of Art in 1975, and he quickly began receiving regular assignments to paint book covers. From the start, he placed an emphasis on human figures, often in unusual positions with distinctive facial expressions; his cover for L Sprague de Camp's ...

Science-Fiction Collector, The

Canadian bibliographical Amateur Magazine (1976-1981), published by James Grant Books, Calgary, to #3, then by Pandora's Books Ltd; edited by J Grant Thiessen. With #9 (June 1980) the journal merged with the fanzine Age of the Unicorn, and was renamed Megavore: The Journal of Popular Fiction, but the title reverted to The Science Fiction Collector (sans hyphen) from issue #14 (30 May 1981). The ...

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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