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McHugh, Maureen F

(1959-    ) US author (her middle initial stands for nothing) who began publishing sf with "All in a Day's Work" for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1988 as by Michael Galloglach. About half of her fairly modest production of stories was assembled as Mothers and Other Monsters: Stories (coll 2005), including "The Lincoln Train" (April 1995 F&SF), which won both a Hugo and a Locus Award; later stories were assembled as After the Apocalypse (coll 2011), a ...

Thompson, Andrew

(?   -    ) UK playwright whose first commercially produced drama, In Event of Moone Disaster (performed 2017; 2017), makes structural and Feminist use of a real speech, "In Event of Moon Disaster", written for President Nixon in case the 1969 Moon landing failed. The play is divided into three interacting sections, set in 1969, 2017, and Near Future 2055. In the last of these, Sylvia Moone's granddaughter, also called Sylvia Moone, is about to take the first ...

Daniel, Yuli

(1925-1988) Russian author who wrote as Nikolai Arzhak, under which name in the early 1960s he published his stories abroad, without permission. After he was found guilty in a 1966 show trial of "anti-Soviet activity" for the writings published in book form later that year as Ici Moscou (coll trans anon 1966; trans Stuart Hood, Harold Shukman and John Richardson as This Is Moscow Speaking, and Other Stories 1968), he and his friend and fellow dissident, Andrey Sinyavsky, were imprisoned for ...

Clarke, A C G

(1912-2002) UK author of two routine sf novels, Into the Darkness (1961), an Invasion story set in the twenty-second century, and The Mind Master (1963). [JC]

Lindsay, David

(1876-1945) UK author, younger brother of Alexander Crawford, in military service 1916-1918; not to be confused with David T Lindsay. He is remembered today almost entirely for his first novel, A Voyage to Arcturus (1920), a tale whose apocalyptic intensity – and whose refusal of any balm or loving-kindness as its protagonist scours an alien world in search of a savage Transcendence – marks it as a work written in the aftermath of World War One; the last word spoken in the book, the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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