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Hoffman, Eva

(1945-    ) Polish academic and author, in Canada from the late 1950s, and latterly in the USA (she is a citizen of both countries, but also lives in London). Hoffman is best known as a memoirist and as a historian of Jewish life and death during World War Two, her nonfiction titles including Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), Exit Into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe (1993), ...

Lang, Jeffrey

(?   -    ) US author associated exclusively with the Star Trek universe, beginning with "Dead Man's Hand" in Star Trek: The Lives of Dax (anth 1999) edited by Marco Palmien. He has contributed novels to several series, beginning with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Section 31: Abyss (2001) with David Weddle. [JC]

Shadegg, Stephen C

(1909-1990) US journalist and author, mostly of nonfiction works analysing politics in general and elections in particular from a conservative point of view; probably best known for Barry Goldwater: Freedom Is His Flight Plan (1962). He is of sf interest for The Remnant: A Political Novel (1962), a Near Future novel of Politics set in 1972 Washington, examining labour/management relations from his ...

Christie, Michael

(?   -    ) Canadian professional skateboarder and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Stinking Creep" (July 1999 The Three-Lobed Burning Eye), set in a coercively sanitized Near Future Vancouver. His second novel Greenwood (2019) focuses on nonfantastic dramas of enforced migration of the original Greenwood family, whose latest member may have inherited Greenwood Island, home of the ...

O'Reilly, John Boyle

(1844-1890) Irish-born political agitator, journalist, poet and author; for his Fenian activities he was transported to Western Australia in 1867, but soon escaped, arriving in the US in 1869. His sf novel about a republican England, The King's Men: A Tale of Tomorrow (1884) with Robert Grant, S of Dale (a pseudonym of US lawyer and diplomat Frederic Jesup Stimson) and J T Wheelwright (1856-1925), also a New ...

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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