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Andrews, Donna

(1952-    ) US author, mostly of mysteries, whose Turing Hopper sequence – comprising You've Got Murder (2002), Click Here for Murder (2003) and Access Denied (2004) – features an Artificial Intelligence Personality, an AI in a mainframe Computer who begins "her" career in detection after her maker Zack goes missing. The stories are competently though sentimentally told. [JC]

L'Epy, Heliogenes de

Pseudonym of an unidentified seventeenth-century UK author (?   -?   ), a name which translates roughly as "Sun-born of the Sword"; his claim to have been born a French gentleman in 1633 near Lyons is an invention, though the date of birth may be genuine. His Fantastic Voyage, A Voyage into Tartary, Containing a Curious Description of that Country [for full title see Checklist] (1689) depicts, perhaps for the first time, the discovery of a Lost World, a circular ...

Fox, Peter F

(1946-    ) UK author of Downtime (1986), a Technothriller. [JC]

Reginald, Robert

The principal pseudonym of Japanese-born bibliographer, librarian (attaining the rank of Professor at California State University in 1984), publisher, editor and author Michael Roy Burgess (1948-2013), in the US from his early years; as Robert (or as R) Reginald he published his most important bibliographical and critical work in the sf field, including his first essay, "Anatomy of a Phenomenon" (Spring 1968 Charter: Journal of Liberal Arts), which was assembled with later work in Xenograffiti: ...

Bradford, J S

(?   -?   ) UK author of Even a Worm (1936), a novel similar in content to Arthur Machen's The Terror: A Fantasy (1917; rev 1927): the animal kingdom revolts against humanity's rule. What merit it has is diminished by the concluding Clichéd rationalization of the story as being just a game-hunter's nightmare. [JE]

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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