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Busby, F M

(1921-2005) US communications engineer, long-time sf fan (from 1950) and author; co-editor with his wife Elinor Busby of the 1950s-1960s Fanzine Cry of the Nameless (see Cry), which won a Hugo award in 1960, producing some of this early work as by Renfrew Pemberton. He began publishing sf stories with "A Gun for Grandfather" for Future Science Fiction in Fall 1957 – a story which appears in Getting Home (coll 1987) – but he did not become active until the early 1970s. He attended ...

Lymington, John

Pseudonym of UK author John Newton Chance (1911-1983), prolific author from 1935 under his own name, most of this output being detective-thrillers; as John Drummond he wrote numerous Sexton Blake (see Sexton Blake Library) tales between 1944 and 1955, and as Desmond Reid (a House Name) his only sf contribution to that series, Anger at World's End (1963). His first sale, however, was a short story for BBC Radio, which ran several of his stories and plays before he moved to novels and story ...

Serafini, Luigi

(1949-    ) Italian architect, artist, designer and author who has consistently focused his work, in whatever medium, on imaginary constructs, whether organic entities, buildings, furniture, artworks and Illustrations, or books-as-objects. Of sf interest is the extraordinary Codex Seraphinianus (1981 2vols; more than one varying edition; most significant rev 2013), a heavily illustrated pseudo-encyclopedia of an apparent Alternate World. The Codex is divided into eleven ...

Ellis, Dean

(1920-2009) US illustrator whose main interests lay outside the sf genre – he did much Illustration for advertising, for general magazines, and notably for postage stamps in the US and some other countries. He received his formal art training at the Cleveland Institute of Art – his studies interrupted by four years' active service in the Pacific – graduating in fine art, followed by postgraduate work at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art. He fell into commercial illustration ...

Weinbaum, Batya

Working name of US critic, academic, poet, editor and author Betty Susan Weinbaum (1952-    ), most of her work being focused on women's studies (see Feminism) within and without the regions of Speculative Fiction, or more broadly Fantastika. She founded and edits the feminist journal Femspec, which publishes fiction and nonfiction, also editing a selection from its first years, Feminist Voices: The Best of Femspec's Creative Work: The First Ten Years (anth 2013). Her own ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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