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Hunter, Justin

(?   -    ) UK author of a Tie to the Warhammer universe (see Warhammer 40,000), Windhammer: Forged in Battle (2004), in which a small untried military unit gets tried by a force of "goblins" and other inimicals. [JC]

Sinclair, Tollemache

(1825-1912) Scottish landowner, politician and author; he has been registered as the earliest-born person to have made a gramophone recording, a spoken comment laid down in 1906, but more precisely he was the earliest to record on a gramophone disc as opposed to a phonograph cylinder. In The Great Battle of Katsh-Tartar Bazardjik!! (coll 1877 chap), a polemical collection of stories, articles and squibs about nineteenth-century disputes between Russia and Turkey, one section is of ...

Shepherd, Joel

(1974-    ) Australian author whose work has been primarily restricted to two series. The Cassandra Kresnov sequence, comprising Crossover (2001), Breakaway (2003), Killswitch (2004), 23 Years on Fire (2013) and Operation Shield (2014), follows the intricate exploits and discoveries of the eponymous weaponized Android in a large-scale ...

Imaginative Tales

US Digest-size magazine, a bimonthly companion to Imagination, published by William Hamling's Greenleaf Publishing, which ran for 26 issues from September 1954-November 1958. The last three issues, July-November 1958, were published under the title Space Travel (but continued the previous numeration) in a doomed effort to capture the post-Sputnik space-enthusiast market. It was edited by ...

Tales of the Unanticipated

US letter-size Semiprozine, known affectionately as ToTU, which was originally published by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society from Fall 1986, but became an independent magazine from issue #24 (July 2003). It has been edited throughout by Eric M Heideman. For the first eighteen issues it appeared at the rate of roughly three issues every two years; the schedule became annual from August 1998, switching to a slightly smaller, near-standard format (9.75 x ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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