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Eggleston, Katharine

(1874-?   ) US author who according to early records was born Katie M Junkermann (forename also given as Katherine or Katharine, surname sometimes as Junkerman or Jenkerman); married to fringe-science writer Fenwicke L Holmes in 1919. Her Lost World novel is Red O'Rourke's Riches (2 March-20 April 1912 The Cavalier Weekly as by Katherine Eggleston and F H Richardson; 1937), in which an Egyptian colony is discovered in the mountains of Arizona. There are imprecise references to ...

Infinity Plus

Sf/fantasy fiction and reviews website edited 1997-2006 by Keith Brooke. Infinity Plus is now dormant, but its archives can still be read online. [DRL] links / Infinity Plus

Kratman, Tom

(1956-    ) US professional soldier from the age of seventeen, retiring in 1992 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and author, most of whose work has been Military SF, including his first novel, A State of Disobedience (2003), which details the process of a revolution against a tyrannical US president in 2060. Series include the Legacy of the Aldenata with John Ringo (whom see for details of this Games-oriented sequence involving a Galactic Empire and an Alien Invasion of ...

Conway, Gerard F

(1952-    ) US author who began his career in Comics, writing some non-fantastic scripts for Marvel Comics; he began publishing sf with "Through the Dark Glass" for Amazing in November 1970. His first sf novel was The Midnight Dancers (1971). Mindship (in Universe 1, anth 1971, ed Terry Carr; exp 1974) is a Space Opera: the mindships of the title are Spaceships coordinated by the Psi Powers of specially trained "corks". Not untypically of sf novels of the time, by the end of ...

Tomorrow [fanzine]

UK Fanzine edited and published by Douglas W F Mayer for the Leeds, Yorkshire, Science Fiction Association, of which Tomorrow was the official organ. Seven issues, Spring 1937 to Autumn 1938; #1 to #4 (Winter 1938) duplicated half-quarto (5 x 8 in); thereafter lithographed US quarto (8½ x 11 in). Quarterly. / The change of format after issue #4 coincided with the incorporation of Walter Gillings's fanzine Scientifiction. Besides Mayer himself, contributors to Tomorrow included Frank ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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