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US literary review published twice yearly since September 1999, based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and founded and edited by Batya Weinbaum. It was housed for five years by Cleveland State University, Ohio, but is now run independently with a multi-collegiate editorial board and an Advisory Board that includes Suzy McKee Charnas and Pamela Sargent. It arose because of, according to its ...

Utter, Virgil S

(1925-2006) US fan and bibliographer whose first publications were letters to Astounding in 1942 and 1944. He wrote or co-wrote several titles in the Galactic Central Bibliographies for the Avid Reader series. The entry for Phil Stephensen-Payne gives the full list of these useful booklets; only Utter's solo contributions, on George Allan England and Perley Poore ...

Kilpatrick, Florence A

(1888-1968) UK playwright and author best known for her Elizabeth sequence of spoofish adventures featuring a slapstick but spunky Cockney lass; of sf interest in the series is Elizabeth in Africa (1940), where she runs across a Lost Race of Egyptians who remain hidden in a remote valley. Luckily for Elizabeth, the Mtangulizis have already been taught English by a previous visitor. [JC]

Lee, Pamela

(1949-    ) American artist. After growing up on the campus of the University of Iowa, Lee moved with her family to Arizona when she was twelve; upon graduating from the University of Arizona in 1970, she moved to California to work in advertising before an assignment obtained through artist William K Hartmann introduced her to space art, which quickly became her specialty. One typical example of her work in this area would be her cover ...

Vonarburg, Élisabeth

(1947-    ) French-born Canadian teacher, editor, critic and author, in Quebec from 1973, naturalized 1976. She was fiction editor 1979-1990 and editor 1983-1985 of Solaris; and began publishing sf with "Marée haute" for Requiem in 1978; the tale appeared as "High Tide" in Twenty Houses of the Zodiac (anth 1979) edited by Maxim Jakubowski. Many of her stories (some ...

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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