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Page, Geoff

(1940-    ) Australian poet, translator and author of Winter Vision (1989), a Near Future Dystopia set in Australia. [JC]

Elms, Alan C

(1938-    ) US psychologist, academic and author, whose professional interest in the nature of biography is most fully expressed in Uncovering Lives: The Uneasy Alliance of Biography and Psychology (1994), where he argues that a sensitive multi-disciplinary approach to psychobiography can be fruitful. Sf writers examined include Isaac Asimov, L Frank Baum, John W Campbell, B F Skinner (peripherally), Cordwainer Smith (pseudonym of Paul Linebarger) and Jack Williamson ...

Friesner, Esther M

Working name of US author Esther Mona Friesner-Stutzman (1951-    ), who began publishing stories of genre interest with "The Stuff of Heroes" in Asimov's for September 1982, and who has remained prolific in shorter forms, with around 200 stories by the end of 2012; "Death and the Librarian" (December 1994 Asimov's) and "A Birthday" (August 1995 F&SF) both won Nebulas for best short story. Almost all of her work is fantasy or Supernatural Fiction, much of it incorporated ...

Space Wars

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed mostly on cheap newsprint. Published by Myron Fass as Stories, Layouts & Press. Editor: Garland Voss, possibly others. Twelve issues, October 1977 to April 1980. Publication schedule was roughly quarterly. / Publisher Fass was never slow to exploit a popular trend: with the success of Starlog, he added several sf film magazines to his publishing roster. Space Wars included the usual articles on then-current productions including ...

Crawford, Betty Anne

(1952-    ) US author who published fantasy novels [see Checklist below] as by Hendra Benoit, Lee Creighton, Maxwell Hurley and Sal Liquori; under her own name, she published her only sf novel, The Bushido Incident (1992), which depicts a twenty-first-century Earth dominated by Japanese corporations while Aliens from outer space begin to destabilize this system. [JC]

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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