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Wardrope, T A

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Upright Gorilla" in Zombie Kong Anthology (anth 2012) edited by James Roy Daley. His first novel, Arcadian Gates (2015), is set in a devastated Near Future Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a mysterious Weapon has caused continent-wide Amnesia and generated a Dystopian world; a mother attempts to recover her daughter. [JC]

Chamberlain, Henry Richardson

(1859-1911) US author and newspaper editor of considerable political sophistication, London correspondent for The New York Sun from 1892 until his death; he predicted (correctly) that some kind of Balkan conflict would soon ignite a world war. His acumen also shows itself in his Near Future sf novel, 6,000 Tons of Gold (1894): the protagonist – after gaining a huge hoard of gold from Patagonia – attempts to reform society by unbalancing the world stock exchanges, in the meanwhile ...

Gudynas, Peter

(1954-    ) British artist, long a resident of Birmingham, though he has also lived in London; his childhood fondness for sf books, films, and television programs inspired a lifelong interest in the genre. A BA in Graphic Design from Lanchester Polytechnic (now called Coventry University) led in 1976 to his first assignment to paint sf book covers, for Panther, and he went on to produce covers for many other British and American publishers, including Ace Books, Berkley ...

Miklowitz, Gloria D

(1927-2015) US author of work for the Young Adult market; the After the Bomb Holocaust sequence, comprising After the Bomb (1985) and After the Bomb: Week One (1987), is set in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear attack on Los Angeles (see California), and focuses on techniques of immediate survival. Ghastly Ghostly Riddles (coll 1977 chap) is a collection of riddles for young readers, featuring ghosts, witches, Vampires, and Monsters. [JC]

Fallon, Jennifer

(1959-    ) Australian author and IT consultant whose novels are all marketed as fantasy. This accurately describes her debut Demon Child trilogy beginning with Medalon (2000). However, the Second Sons trilogy – comprising The Lion of Senet (2002), Eye of the Labyrinth (2003) and Lord of the Shadows (2003) is set on what is evidently a planetary colony, with a Planetary Romance ambience. As in Anne McCaffrey's Pern, the medievalistic society has forgotten its Earthly ...

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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