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Denning, Troy

(1958-    ) US author best known for numerous fantasy Ties, mostly in the Dark Sun and Forgotten Realms domains, at least once using the pseudonym or House Name Richard Awlinson for a title in the latter franchise; these are not listed below. Of sf interest are Ties like the Gamebook ...

Alexie, Sherman

(1966-    ) US author, songwriter and stage performer, a full-blood Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, known first for his poetry. Some of the stories in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) are of genre interest; Reservation Blues (1995), though perhaps more justly deemed a fantasy than sf, interestingly Reincarnates Robert Johnson on a Spokane Indian reservation, where he passes his gift on to a young ...

Acolyte, The

US Fanzine or Amateur Magazine published by Francis T Laney both solo and with coeditors, initially from Clarkston, Washington, District of Columbia, and later from Los Angeles, California. Fourteen issues from Fall 1942 to Spring 1946; US quarto paper; first produced by ditto (spirit duplicator) and from #2 or #3 by mimeograph (stencil duplicator). Schedule: quarterly. / The Acolyte ...

Edwards, Malcolm

(1949-    ) UK editor, critic and publisher, educated at Cambridge, where he graduated in anthropology. Active in UK sf Fandom in the 1970s and early 1980s, he published the first complete text of James Blish's "The Science in Science Fiction" (May 1951-May 1952 Science Fiction Quarterly) in his fanzine Quicksilver #2 in 1971; edited the ...

Ing, Dean

(1931-2020) US author whose work makes effective use of his years in the Air Force (1951-1955) and in the engineering profession (1957-1970), and reflects in its pragmatic tone – though not in its plotting, which can be pixillated – his training in behavioural psychology (he had a 1974 PhD in speech). Much of his fiction can be described as Survivalist, insofar as military tales set in a Post-Holocaust or ...

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 ...

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