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Matthews, Ronald

(1903-1967) UK journalist, noted foreign correspondent, and author of a Dystopia, Red Sky at Night (1951), a Near Future tale in which a leftist tyranny is overthrown by a Roman Catholic crusade. [JC]

Hammond, Ray

(1948-    ) UK science journalist, futurologist and author; his nonfiction includes The On-Line Handbook (1984) and The World in 2030 (2007), which predicts and describes the Singularity. He began publishing sf novels with Emergence (2001), which explores a billionaire tycoon's attempts to save the Near Future world through simplistic tampering with threatened Ecology via Weather Control; Extinction (2005), also set in the Near Future, more systematically explores the ...

Grossman, Leigh

(?   -    ) US editor and author, who also writes as Leigh Ronald Grossman; perhaps best known for his sf Anthology, Sense of Wonder (anth 2011), which in its nearly 1,000 dense pages includes at least 200 sf stories with commentaries. His novels, including the Cards of Fate series beginning with The Green Lion (2007), and The Lost Daughters (2018), which is a singleton, are fantasy. [JC]

Boyajian, Jerry

Working name of US bibliographer Jerel Michael Boyajian (1953-    ), whose main work has been the Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1977 (1982 chap), its sequels covering subsequent years from 1978 to 1984, and two companion indexes to semi-professional fantasy magazines – all with Kenneth R Johnson (whom see for details). Boyajian produced A John Schoenherr SF Checklist (1977 chap) with David Stever (see John Schoenherr); and, with Anthony R Lewis and Andrew A ...

Amateur Science Stories

UK Amateur Magazine published from Leeds, West Yorkshire, by the fan-run SFA (Science Fiction Association) and edited by Douglas W F Mayer. Paper size 8½in x 14in. Three issues only, October 1937 (9pp), December 1937 (16pp) and March 1938 (18pp). / This fiction Fanzine is mildly notable for its publication of Arthur C Clarke's first three stories, beginning with "Travel by Wire!" (December 1937). All the fiction content was supplied by Clarke (#2, #3), William F Temple writing as ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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