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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Stockton, Frank R

(1834-1902) US editor and author, whose known pseudonyms for early work included Paul Fort and John Lewees. He worked on Scribner's Magazine before becoming assistant editor of St Nicholas Magazine 1873-1881, and began to publish stories for children with "The Slight Mistake" for the American Courier in 1855, though his first tale to gain much attention was "Ting-a-ling" (1867 Riverside Magazine for Young People); it was assembled, ...

Hodge, Colby

Pseudonym of US author Cindy Hudnall Holby (1956-    ), who also writes as by Kassy Taylor, all the romances under her own name and as by Taylor being nonfantastic. Hodge is of sf interest for the Oasis sequence beginning with Stargazer (2005), most of the action being inspired in Planetary Romance fashion by its protagonists' relationship to their complexly engaging home planet. Twist (2008), a ...

Leyton, E K

A House Name of the London publishing imprint W H Allen/Star, used for reprinted novelizations of classic Universal horror films – two by Ramsey Campbell and one by Walter Harris – previously published in the USA under the Berkley Medallion house name Carl Dreadstone. [DRL]

Ouellette, Pierre

(1945-    ) US author of The Deus Machine (1994), in which the eponymous super-Computer, capable of evolving into an AI, needs either to be protected or destroyed as the tale progresses into realms of Horror in SF; The Third Pandemic (1996), set in the Near Future, follows the course of a Pandemic ...

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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