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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Martínez, Rodolfo

(1965-    ) Spanish computer programmer and author of fantasy and science fiction. He began writing in the early 1990s, and is widely held to be the most prolific and is probably the most critically acclaimed Spanish genre author of his generation. Martínez is best known for four sf series: Drímar, set in a universe of the same name; the Los archivos perdidos de Sherlock Holmes ["Sherlock Holmes's Lost Archives"] ...


UK magazine, current, #1 June 1995 (published 25 May), letter-sized (A4), perfect bound, continuously numbered, on slick paper throughout, initially monthly but usually 13 times yearly from 1996 with the additional non-month issue variously dated "Christmas", "Spring" or "Summer". SFX is published by Future Publishing and was edited by Matt Bielby to #11, April 1996; then by former deputy editor Dave Golder to #132, July 2005; from #133 by Dave Bradley (though Golder returned while ...

Shannon, John C

(?   -?   ) UK author of some sf interest for "The Dream of Jacques, the Anarchist" (?? Walsall Advertiser), a Future War vision involving advanced Airships and other newly developed Weapons. The tale appeared, along with some fantasies and weird fiction, in Who Shall Condemn? and Other Stories (coll 1894). Shannon's second collection, ...

Hollow Earth Expedition

Role Playing Game (2006). Exile Game Studio. Designed by Jeff Combos, Jason Carl, Jim Cook, Chris Goe, Tyler Running Deer. / Hollow Earth Expedition is a light-hearted homage to Pulp magazine stories describing the perilous exploration of a Hollow Earth, and their predecessors in the work of such authors as Jules Verne. The tone, which is both ...

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 ...

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