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Soto, Adam

(?   -    ) US musician, editor and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Animal Fires" in Fairy Tale Review: The Transcendent Issue (anth 2017) edited by Benjamin Schaefer. His first novel, This Weightless World (2021), is set initially in 2012 Chicago, just after SETI research has broken the news that a Communication has been received from an ...

Buckman, H H

(1858-1914) US lawyer, politician and author, remembered for the segregationist Buckman Act of 1905, in terms of which the University of Florida on its founding statutorily excluded both women and persons of colour. In his sf novel, Merope: Or, the Destruction of Atlantis (1898), Atlantis is, as the title claims, destroyed, though only after the Atlanteans have conquered Greece. It is soon learned that the protagonists are avatars of figures from ...

Joscelyne, Cyril

(1891-1934) UK author whose sf novel, When Gubbins Ruled (1925 chap), treats the revolutionary Near Future election as premier of the UK of a member of the working class as properly subject to a Satirical approach. [JC]

Morris, William

(1834-1896) UK designer, artist, publisher, poet and author whose greatest fame rests on his work as a designer of furniture and fabrics; his efforts to reform the prevalent vulgarity of mid-Victorian taste and to preserve standards of craftsmanship placed him in radical and irresolvable conflict with the basic tendencies of the industrial era, then in the first vigour of its youth. This conflict was variously expressed in his writing. In his early poems, collected in ...

Sugar, Andrew

(?   -?   ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of the Enforcer sequence of action thrillers beginning with The Enforcer (1973). The sf element in individual stories is sometimes minimal, though the underlying premise is sf: the protagonist Jason, caught in a body dying of cancer, is employed by an Institute which offers him new but temporary bodies (see Identity Transfer), each of them ...

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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