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MacGregor, Rob

(1948-    ) US author, married to horror author T J MacGregor (1947-    ); he has concentrated on Ties, most of them for the Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones universe, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), a novelization of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989); and the Indiana Jones sequence set mostly in the 1920s, beginning with Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi (1989). Two of these – Indiana Jones and the Dance of the ...

Hart, John

(?   -    ) UK author of Jizz (1992), a lightly Satirical sf speculative spoof set in Brighton, Sussex, in the twenty-first century. [JC]

Grey, Edward

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -    ) of Concealed for Thirty Years: Being the Narrative of One E Grey (1890), a Lost Race novel set on an Island in the Pacific, where a culture of English colonists has survived since the Middle Ages. [JC]

Jasieński, Bruno

Pseudonym of Polish author and polemicist Wiktor Zysman (1901-1938), a founder of Polish Futurism. Little of his work is of sf interest – even when a liberal interpretation is laid upon the cognate relationship between certain kinds of post-World War One Modernism and Fantastika – except for one novel, "Je Brûle Paris" (1928 L'Humanité; trans Soren A Gauger and Marcin Piekoszewski as I Burn Paris 2012), in which a down-and-out worker steals a plague bacillus, with which ...

Roberts, James Hall

Pseudonym of US author Robert Lipscomb Duncan (1927-1999), which he used for some thrillers at the edge of the fantastic, including The Burning Sky (1966), a Lost Race tale set in the Sonora Desert of Arizona, where remnants of the highly-civilized Hohokam civilization have survived in secret. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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