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Clarke, Jeremy

Pseudonym of Canadian singer, journalist and author Jeremy Samuel Gluck (1958-    ), in UK from early adulthood; he has also written as by Ralph Traitor. He is of sf interest for the SKULL sequence of Near Future Satires comprising Necrotrivia vs SKULL (1989) and God Is Love: (Get It In Writing) (1990), set in an America overwhelmed by a self-created Media Landscape and a cynical manufactured Religion. The gonzo extravagances of the telling have a tendency to drown out the ...

Lee, Thomas

(circa 1830-circa 1904) UK author, active in the late nineteenth century, identified by Darko Suvin in Victorian Science Fiction in the UK (1983) as a North London plasterer and publican, though it seems it may be his son, Henry Lee, who was a plasterer. Lee's sf novel, Falsivir's Travels: The Remarkable Adventures of John Falsivir, Seaman, at the North Pole and in the Interior of the Earth, With a Description of their Wonderful People and the Things He Discovered There (1886), is a ...

Naval Officer, A

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -    ) of Great Was the Fall (1912), who signs the Introduction as A H M; a Near Future tale on Battle of Dorking lines, including a sneak Invasion by Germany, which has taken advantage of Britain's unpreparedness. [JC]

Konkevič, Alexsandr

(1842-?1917) Russian author whose Future War tale, Krejsev "Russkaja Nadežda" (1886 Russkoje Sudohodstvo; 1887; trans Charles James Cooke as The "Russia's Hope"; Or, Britannia No Longer Rules the Waves: Showing How the Muscovite Bear Got at the British Whale 1888) as A K, shows the Russian navy rapidly wiping out the British navy, aided by an advanced Weapon in the form of a fast and accurate torpedo. [JC]

Dyer, Alfred

(?   -    ) UK author known only for two unremarkable sf adventures for Robert Hale Limited: The Symbiotic Mind (1980) and The Gabriel Inheritance (1981). [JC]

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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