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Schoch, Tim

(1949-    ) US author moderately active in various genres; of sf interest is Creeps: An Alien in our School (1985), a Young Adult tale set in a high school haunted by an Alien; and Flash Fry, Private Eye (1986), which incorporates fantasy elements into a similar mix. [JC]

Mendelsohn, Felix, Jr

(1906-1990) US author of two unremarkable comic sf novels, Club Tycoon Sends Man to Moon (1965) and Superbaby (1969). The former, in its spoofing of the space race (see Space Flight), sometimes scores an amusing point; the latter similarly spoofs Genetic Engineering in a tale involving the New York Metropolitans, a terrible Baseball team and the created ...

Aristide, Oana

(?   -    ) Romanian economist, hotelier and author, variously resident in Sweden, UK and Greece. Her first novel, Under the Blue (2021), is set initially in a very Near Future England beset by Climate Change and a Pandemic; the protagonist of the tale, in the company of two women, leaves beleaguered rural Devon for Africa, via a depopulated Europe. ...

Lippincott, David

(1924-1984) US advertising executive, composer and author whose Near-Future political Satire E Pluribus Bang! (1970) finds the US President involved in the murder of a Secret Service agent he finds in bed with his wife in a story that climaxes on a South Pacific Island where the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance is solved. Tremor Violet (1975) is a ...

Legend Horror Classics

UK oversize poster magazine printed on slick paper. Publisher: Legend Publishing, then Harpdown Publishing. Editors: John Barraclough, Kevin O'Neill and Jim Shier. 12 issues 1974 to 1975. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / Poster-format publications were quite popular in the UK during the 1970s appearing from various publishers (see Science Fiction Monthly). This title was somewhat different from Monster Mag in ...

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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