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Hawkin, Martin

Working name of UK author Martin Hawkins (1913-1944), who from January 1936 was a staff member of The Bystander magazine, in which he published several stories; his war service took him abroad in 1940. His Invasion novel, When Adolf Came (1943), features an Alternate History in which the Germans conquer the UK. This Hitler Wins disaster is soon patriotically subverted when an ...

Rivera, Mercurio D

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Bargonns Can Swizzle" in Sybil's Garage for May 2005, assembled with other tales up to 2012 as Across the Event Horizon (coll 2013). Most of his work is sf; several of the stories focusing on issues of Identity, which tend to leak into, or iterate themselves, in terms of Alternate Worlds or ...

Sullivan, Mary W

(?   -    ) US author of Young Adult fiction whose Earthquake 2099 (1982) is a fairly early example of the tale whose young protagonist, trapped in a Dystopian City-state, must eventually learn to survive in the surrounding wilderness; in this case, the eponymous Disaster provides her with the chance to grow up. [JC]

Harkin, Jo

(?   -    ) UK author whose first novel, Tell Me an Ending (2022), is set in an Alternate History present day, a world increasingly concerned with the consequences of a policy of voluntary Memory Editing that seems to have kept the lid on the high anxieties of a culture much like ours, but – almost fatally – also entailed wiping any memory of having had one's ...

Athey, Henry

(?   -?   ) US author of an sf novel, With Gyves of Gold: A Novel (1898) with A Herbert Bowers, both writers remaining untraced, though both may have been based in Missouri. A young man, experimented upon by a modestly Mad Scientist, develops the paranormal ability to travel by astral means to another planet, where he observes the operation of a Utopia ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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