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Corley, Edwin

(1931-1981) US author who wrote thrillers as by Patrick Buchanan, Will Collins, David Harper and William Judson; his sf is all under his own name. Siege (1969) resembles several other US novels of the period in its depiction of a Black revolution centred – as in John A Williams's Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969) – on New York. The titular scientific phenomenon of ...

Lee, Sharon

(1952-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Matter of Ceremony" (May 1980 Amazing). Almost all her further work has been in collaboration with Steve Miller, their main endeavour being the extended Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously described) interstellar venues. The first three titles, ...

Frost, Jason

A Zebra Books House Name, used almost exclusively by US author Raymond Obstfeld for the Warlord sequence of Post-Holocaust sf adventures typical in theme and style of most Survivalist Fiction of the 1980s: The Warlord (1983), The Warlord #2: The Cutthroat (1984), The Warlord #3: Badland (1984), ...

Gaston, H A

(?   -?   ) US author of Mars Revealed; Or, Seven days in the Spirit World [for full title see Checklist below] (1880) as by A Spirit Yet in the Flesh, which describes in terms enunciated in the subtitle its protagonist's trip to a Utopian Mars and back again. Not mentioned there are his discovery of high Technology including Airships and ...

Morgan, Charles

(1894-1958) UK man of letters, playwright and author, in active service during World War One; some of his novels, like Sparkenboke (1936) and The Judge's Story (1947), verge solemnly upon the fantastic. Of sf interest is his last play, The Burning Glass (1953; performed 1954), set in the Near Future and describing a new Power-Source ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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