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Bell, Julie

(1958-    ) US artist, the wife of artist Boris Vallejo and mother of artists Anthony Palumbo and David Palumbo. The first thirty years of her life were unsettled, as a parental separation and a first marriage to aspiring academic and future sf scholar Donald E Palumbo forced her to relocate several times and disrupted her education. But she developed two strong interests ...

Dalgaard, Niels

(1956-    ) Danish academic and sf critic whose PhD research into Danish sf is the first on such a topic to be funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. Dalgaard is sf reviewer for the newspaper Politiken and editor of the critical journal Proxima (since 1981). He wrote the Denmark entry in the second edition of this encyclopedia. [PN]

Newte, Horace

(1870-1949) UK author and controversialist on political matters whose The Master Beast: Being a True Account of the Ruthless Tyranny Inflicted on the British People by Socialism, A.D. 1888-2020 (1907; vt The Red Fury: Britain Under Bolshevism 1919) lives fully up to its subtitle, telling of a young socialist at the turn of the twentieth century who first experiences a German Invasion of a Britain whose socialist government has left it ...

Petrucha, Stefan

(1959-    ) US author of Graphic Novels and Ties and some independent series and volumes for the Young Adult market, some of them of sf and horror interest. Sequences include the Timetripper tales, beginning with Timetripper Book One: Yestermorrow (2006), set in the world of his Comic, Squalor; and the Wicked Dead sequence ...

Frazee, Steve

(1909-1992) US scriptwriter and author, usually of Westerns, whose sf novel, The Sky Block (1953), is a Near Future thriller set in the Rocky Mountains. [JC]

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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