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Meyers, Richard S

(1953-    ) US author who publishes also as Wade Barker. His sf novels are of relatively little interest, though the Doomstar sequence – Doom Star (1978; rev vt Doomstar 1985) and Doom Star Number Two (1979; rev vt Return to Doomstar 1985) – are moderately entertaining Space Operas. The Book of the Undead is horror [see Checklist]. ...

Eldridge, E D

(1830-1911) US inventor and author of A Voyage in the Motive Ship Pelican to the North Pole, Captain Solomon, Commander (1908), in which the Airship Pelican flies to the North Pole, where in a clement enclave at least one Utopian City is discovered; the long-lived inhabitants, both black and white, enjoy advanced Technology and other benefits. [JC]

Toth, Alex

(1928-2006) Highly regarded US Comics artist active from the 1940s until his death. He studied Illustration at the New York School of Industrial Art (now the High School of Art and Design) and drew the Superhero character Green Lantern for DC Comics as early as 1947, moving on to work on The Flash, The Atom and others. Later he ...

GUD Magazine

US downloadable Online Magazine, also published in Semiprozine print form, based in Laconia, New Hampshire, but founded by British author Mike Coombes. It began with an issue #0, Spring 2007 and appeared twice yearly although issue #5 was delayed, dated Winter 2009 but not released until June and after issue #6 (Summer 2010) a server problem led to a lengthy hiatus with issue #7, the last, not appearing until Spring 2016. The ...

Sims, D N

(1940-    ) UK author of two sf novels for Robert Hale Limited: A Plenteous Seed (1973), which depicts upheaval in an ambiguous Utopia or Dystopia; and The Pastime of Eternity (1975), in which an Stellar Council envoy investigates the mysteries of a planet called Midori. [JC/DRL]

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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