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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Graham, Jo

(1968-    ) US author, whose early work, beginning with Black Ships (2008), which is based on Virgil's Aeneid (circa 29-19 BC), and is fantasy, as is Lost Things (2012) with Melissa Scott, which seems to be the first volume of a series of fantasies set in a modestly Steampunk 1920s, where gods and goddesses are discovered beneath Lake Nemi. Of sf interest is a series of ...

Goodfellow, Cody

(1973-    ) US composer, actor, editor and author, most of whose early work has been horror, though his first publication of genre interest, the Radiant Dawn sequence beginning with Radiant Dawn (2000), intensifies Technothriller topoi – primarily a secret Weapon that could unleash Evolutionary change on humanity – with various ...

Massie, Douglas

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf/fantasy novel Mr. Ciggers Goes to Heaven (1931) details the titular protagonist's posthumous experiences in that not altogether Utopian realm, to a general effect of Satire. [JC/DRL]

Lasaitis, Cristina

(1983-    ) Brazilian medical doctor, editor and author whose first book, Fábulas do Tempo e da Eternidade ["Fables of Time and Eternity"] (coll 2008), contains strikingly cogent interplays between the SF Megatext and her professional focus on Biology and the neurosciences, most of the tales featuring examinations of the nature of ...

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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