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Drumm, Chris

(1949-    ) US bookseller, publisher and bibliographer who has published under the imprint Chris Drumm Booklets a large number of chapbooks containing stories and other work by R A Lafferty and others. Beginning in 1983, his Bibliographies, all arranged with an economic practicality sometimes missing from this field, include works on Algis Budrys, Hal Clement, Thomas M Disch, James E Gunn, Lafferty, Larry Niven, Mack Reynolds, John T Sladek and Richard Wilson; in this ...

Briggs, Andy

(1972-    ) UK Television and Cinema scriptwriter and book author whose career began in television with work on the fantasy series Highlander: The Series (1991). He began doing scripts in his own right with Screaming Night (2002) directed by John Henry Richardson; later films include Rise of the Gargoyles (2009) directed by Bill Corcoran, Legendary (2013) directed by Eric Styles, and others. He has also been involved in Comics. / Briggs began to publish novels of genre ...

Zumas, Leni

(1972-    ) US academic and author whose first book, Farewell Navigator: Stories (coll 2008), contains relatively few outright examples of Fantastika but (see Postmodernism and SF) often admixes an almost suburban mundanity with prescient flashes of the exorbitance of the world. Her first novel The Listeners (2012) slightly less successfully conflates elements of Horror in SF with the disintegrating psyche of a rock star in crisis, with the conventions of the latter mode ...

Bacon, Paul

(1923-2015) US graphic artist active from the 1940s until about a year before his death, and responsible for an estimated 6500 book-cover designs (plus some 200 for jazz LPs). Inevitably, with such a huge total of covers, quite a number were for sf authors, well over seventy of them, some of whom published several books with his covers; his first in the genre is probably that for Gunner Cade (1952) by Cyril Judd. He became known for the "Big Book Look", whereby a cover would feature the title ...

Zarem, Lewis

(1915-2006) US author in whose The Green Man from Space (1955) the titular man from Mars (see Little Green Men) is discovered on Earth looking for new species of algae, and is taken back home by a test pilot in an experimental Spaceship. The Martians of this story are humanoid but have evolved a symbiotic relationship with the algae that cover their skin and provide them with the oxygen the Martian atmosphere has lost. Zarem also wrote Superjet: A Spy-Ring Thriller (1954) with Ray Cantwell, ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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