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Poyer, Joe

Working name of US author Joseph John Poyer (1939-2018) for his fiction, beginning with "Mission 'Red Clash'" in Analog for December 1965, Analog being a magazine with which he was closely associated. Of his novels, Operation Malacca (1968), about the use of talking dolphins for military purposes, and North Cape (1969) are Technothrillers. Tunnel War (1979) is an ...

Ruben, William S

(?   -    ) US author known mainly for Weightless in Gaza (1970 as Fred Shannon; exp vt Dionysus: The Ultimate Experiment 1977), in which NASA conducts Sex experiments in space. Escape from the Holocaust (1975) is nonfiction dealing with the Final Solution. [JC]

Poland

Most Western sf readers associate Poland principally with the work of Stanisław Lem, whose books, widely published, much appreciated, and thoroughly scrutinized in the West, had a profound impact on the field. Lem still remains an iconic figure both in and out of Poland, while his enormous worldwide popularity more or less directly inspired the interest in the earlier Fantastika (John Clute's ...

Daniels, Keith Allen

(1956-2001) US poet, author and Small Press publisher whose first poem, "Denouement", appeared in Logos in 1974, and who published frequently and variously until his premature death, much of this work appearing in Anamnesis Press, which he founded in 1990, and thorough which he also published work by James Blish, Arthur C Clarke, Lord ...

Bleiler, Everett F

(1920-2010) US editor, bibliographer and critic who for many years remained best known as the compiler of The Checklist of Fantastic Literature: A Bibliography of Fantasy, Weird and Science Fiction Books Published in the English Language (1948; rev vt The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction 1978), which Shasta Publishers was founded to produce. The Checklist, which lists 5000 books from the period 1800-1948, ...

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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