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Hicks, Clifford B

(1920-2010) US author of novels, almost exclusively for children, including the Alvin Fernald series for younger readers; of sf interest is First Boy on the Moon (1959), whose two protagonists (with their frog) go to the Moon, inspiringly. [JC]

Ball, F N

(?1909-?   ) UK author of a Utopia, Metatopia (1961), featuring population control and meritocratic focus on the university system as the best source of good governance. [JC]

Tea, Michelle

(1971-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Coke Call" in Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (anth 2000) edited by Thomas S Roche, but who had already come to wide notice with The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America (1998), a markedly transgressive memoir and analysis of queer culture, Feminism and gender issues in general, race (see Race in SF), and contemporary American civilization overall. It was fifteen years into her ...

De Marco, Guy Anthony

(1963-    ) US author, most of whose work has been horror; after several nonfantastic stories, he began to publish work of genre interest with "Streetwalker" in Serpentarius for 2008.Encyclopedia of Fantasyis assembled in Absolute Truths & Outright Lies (coll 2011) and other similar titles. He is of sf interest for the first (all yet published) volume of the Interface Zero sequence, Solar Singularity (2017) with Josh Vogt and Peter J Wacks, whose Cyberpunkish plot is ...

Vaughn, Carrie

(1973-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Girl with the Pre-Raphaelite Hair" in Talebones for Fall 1999; it was assembled in Amaryllis and Other Stories (coll 2016). This collection, plus her first, Straying from the Path (coll 2011), both contain material ranging widely through the remit of contemporary Fantastika, the second including stories like The Best We Can (first appeared July 2013; 2013 ebook), about a thwarted First ...

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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