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Barlow, Jane

(1856-1917) Irish author, often under pseudonyms, including Antares Skorpios (technically a House Name, as her father, James William Barlow, later used that name for an sf novel) and Felix Ryark. A Strange Land (1908) as by Felix Ryark is a Lost Race tale whose protagonist, penetrating a mysterious mist in a tiny boat, comes across the land in question, which is not described ...

McGuire, Richard

(1957-    ) US comics artist and author whose Graphic Novel Here (graph 2014), which began as a short story in graphic form, "Here" (January 1989 RAW), is of considerable sf interest. The basic structure of the enterprise is non-chronological. Each double-page panel gives a perspectivally invariant view of a single location in north-eastern America, probably semi-rural New Jersey, so that the "tale" is locked in space. ...

Mitchell, M E

(?   -?   ) UK author whose sf novel, "Yet in my Flesh –" (1933), describes the conflict between two Scientists over whose Drug will succeed in rejuvenating humans (see Immortality; Serge Voronoff). Some sign of the problematic popularity of Eugenics in the 1930s can be detected in the ...

Teitelbaum, Sheldon

(1955-    ) Canadian journalist and film and sf critic, resident 1977-1985 in Israel, where he served five years as an officer in the paratroop corps. His sf/horror column in the Jerusalem Post was the first such outside the sf magazines; he also had a film column in the Hebrew-language magazine Fantazia 2000. From 1986 to 1996 Teitelbaum was the Los Angeles correspondent for Cinefantastique. / ...

Betancourt, John Gregory

(1963-    ) US editor and author who became involved in Small-Press publishing in his teens, beginning to publish short fiction with "Vernon's Dragon" in 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (anth 1984) edited by Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr and Martin H Greenberg; an earlier sale was the poem "The Argia" ...

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. ...

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