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Steiber, Ellen

(1955-    ) US author initially and primarily associated with her contribution to two Shared World series of Ties to the Television series The X-Files, The X-Files Young Readers Series beginning with The X-Files #4: Squeeze (1996), and The X-Files Young Adult Series beginning with The X-Files: Eve (1997) and ending with The X-Files: Haunted (2000), which is number fifteen in that overall series. These series are for the Young Adult market. Her first standalone novel, A Rumor ...

White, T H

(1906-1964) Indian-born author, in the UK from the age of five, where he was raised by relatives; his overwhelming nostalgia for a lost England expressed itself vividly throughout his nonfiction, as well as in his two best-known fictional works, the nonfantastic Farewell Victoria (1933), and The Once and Future King (omni/novel 1958), a superlative tragicomic fantasia on Le Morte Darthur (written before 1471; 1485) by Sir Thomas Malory (1415/1418-1471). The Once and Future King is sometimes ...

Marriott Watson, H B

(1863-1921) Australian-born editor and author, in New Zealand 1873-1885, afterwards in the UK; the son of Henry Crocker Marriott Watson. His family surname was simply Watson, but both he and his father used the fuller name in honour of the distinguished Marriott family, with whom a relationship was claimed. Although some of his stories, assembled conveniently in The Devil of the Marsh; and Other Stories (coll 2004) edited by James Doig (1965-    ), have a remote sf ...

Journal Wired

Semi-annual Semiprozine from a Small Press in trade paperback form ("bookazine"), Winter 1989 to Summer/Fall 1990, 3 issues only, published and edited from California and Colorado by Andy Watson and Mark V Ziesing. This hip, elegant and irreverent periodical ran fiction by a mixture of interesting new writers and better known names (like Paul Di Filippo, Colin Greenland, Rudy Rucker and Lewis Shiner), interviews (William Burroughs and others) and commentary by Lucius Shepard and others on ...

Rankin, Robert

(1949-    ) UK author who began writing his highly idiosyncratic sf novels with the Brentford sequence beginning with The Antipope (1981), The Brentford Triangle (1983) and East of Ealing (1984), these three assembled as The Brentford Trilogy (omni 1988); the final volume in the sequence, Retromancer (2009), is a spoof Hitler Wins Alternate History tale, set in New York and London and featuring its protagonist's ultimately successful attempts to create a better world (ours). ...

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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