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Stawicki, Matt

Working name of American artist Matthew Stawicki (1969-    ), though he is occasionally credited with his full name. After graduating from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991, Stawicki embarked upon a career in genre art with a 1993 cover for Brad Linaweaver's Moon of Ice (March 1982 Amazing; exp 1988), an image of the Earth and Moon separated by a red bar with a swastika, that bore no resemblance to the sort of art he would later specialize in – ...

Boston, John

(1948-    ) US lawyer, long-term sf fan, and author with Damien Broderick of a useful overview of Science Fantasy magazine – Strange Highways: Reading Science Fantasy, 1950-1967 (2013) – and two volumes similarly covering New Worlds: Building New Worlds, 1946-1959: The Carnell Era, Volume One (2013) and New Worlds: Before the New Wave, 1960-1964: The Carnell Era, Volume Two (2013). Also with Broderick, he edited The Daymakers: Selected Stories from Science ...

Howrey, Meg

(?   -    ) US dancer and author whose first works of genre interest, the City of Dark Magic fantasy sequence beginning with City of Dark Magic (2012), was written as by Magnus Flyte in collaboration with Christina Lynch. She is of sf interest for The Wanderers (2017), a Near Future narrative whose protagonist, a female astronaut, finds life on Earth desolatingly hard at a time when Climate Change increasingly devastates the planet. She is offered a chance to ...

Luigi, Belli

An Australian House Name or more likely pseudonym used by Australian author G C Bleeck (1907-1971), author of a large number of Westerns under various names including Brad Cordell, and of thrillers under his own name. As Belli, he is responsible for some short sf in Thrills Incorporated and several novella-length tales of sf interest published in the sister magazine Scientific Thrillers, usually as whole issues. These include Cosmic Calamity (1949 chap), featuring a Mad Scientist, a Ray Gun and ...

Nichols, Robert [2]

(1919-2010) US poet and author of the Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai sequence describing in fictionalized terms a pacific, agricultural, myth-driven Utopia, beginning with Red Shift: An Introduction to Nghsi-Altai (1977) with Peter Schumann and ending with Exile: Book IV of Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai (1978). From the Steam Room: A Satire of Global Perspective on the Financial Ruin of New York (1993) is a Near Future Satire set in a bankrupt New York; the tale is told in a tone of hallucinated ...

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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