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de Lautrec, Gabriel

(1867-1938) French author, cousin of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) whose short fiction, assembled in works like Poèmes en Prose (coll 1898), Les Histoires de Tom Joë (coll 1920) (see Club Story) and La Vengeance du portrait ovale (coll 1922; trans by Brian Stableford with excerpts from the previous two as ...

Schlossel, J

(1902-1977) US author who was a pioneer contributor of Space Opera to the Pulp magazines, ahead of Edmond Hamilton and E E Smith. Schlossel was born in New York but raised in Toronto, Canada, continuing his father's trade as a tailor, returning to the USA in 1921. He published just six stories, enough to make a moderate collection, but none was reissued in book form. ...

Patrick, Cat

(?   -    ) US author whose novels use sf topoi, some of them Clichés, to activate romance plots for Young Adult readers: in Forgotten (2011) it is a daily Memory Edit which imposes an effect state of Amnesia on its young protagonist; in Revived (2012) an experimental Drug ...

Lovesey, Andrew

(1941-    ) UK biochemist and author, brother of Peter Lovesey (see Peter Lear), whose The Half-Angels (1975) is Equipoisal between sf and fantasy in its protagonist's discovery that the illustrations in a Book encode a passage or gateway into another Dimension, where the action focuses. [JC]

Watts, Peter

(1958-    ) Canadian marine biologist and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Niche" in Tesseracts3 (anth 1990) edited by Candas Jane Dorsey and Gerry Truscott; his early short fiction was assembled as Ten Monkeys, Ten Minutes (coll 2001); Beyond the Rift (coll 2013) mostly assembles more recent stories. He is very much better known, however, for his longer work, in ...

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. ...

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