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Gastine, Louis

(1858-1935) French author, often on subjects relating to airplane technology and air travel; a translated novel of sf interest is Les Torpilleurs de l'air: Prodigieux exploits d'un aviateur français (1912; trans G H Marchat as War in Space: Or, an Air-Craft War Between France and Germany 1913) with Louis Perrin (not acknowledged in the translation), a Future War tale set within Earth's atmosphere (not in space); a tale soon to be overtaken by events. [JC]

Pagetti, Carlo

(1945-    ) Italian critic, since 1971 Professor of English Literature, first at the University of "G. D'Annunzio", Pescara-Chieti, then in other Italian universities: Siena, Bergamo, Turin, and most recently Milan, where he has taught since 1995, occupying several roles. He coordinated the doctoral program in English studies from its founding until 2005. / His Il senso del futuro: la fantascienza nella letteratura Americana ["The Meaning of the Future: Science Fiction ...

Hichens, Robert

(1864-1950) UK journalist and author, active from about 1886 for more than half a century but now almost forgotten except for The Green Carnation (1894) – which dangerously exploits Oscar Wilde and 1890s Decadence in general – and The Garden of Allah (1904); though neither tale is literally fantastic, they are both written in a style so heated, and so confused about the loathsome allure of Sex, that they seem infused with the supernatural. As befitting a man of fifty, Hichens served ...

Adrian, Jack

Pseudonym of UK editor and author Christopher Lowder (1945-    ) who wrote several sf and fantasy Comic strips and stories for boys' comics and papers in the 1970s and early 1980s while working for IPC/Fleetway. These include the controversial "Kids Rule OK" for Action (see Boys' Papers), "Adam Eterno" for Thunder and Lion, "Van Helsing" for The House of Hammer, "Timequake" and "Ro-Busters" for Starlord, "Victor Drago" for Tornado, and "Dan Dare", "Invasion", "Judge Dredd", ...

Congreve, Bill

(1959-    ) Australian writer, editor, critic, bookseller and publisher, married to Michelle Marquardt, who founded the Small Press MirrorDanse Books in 1994. Before this he had had several stories published, starting with "Collector" in Aphelion for Summer 1986/1987, and had edited various Anthologies, the first being Intimate Armageddons (anth 1992). Of particular note is the Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy series which ran for four years between 2005 ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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