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Palmer, Cuthbert A

(?   -?   ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, of The Man Without a Navel (1932 chap), a moderately surreal humorous Satire focusing around a man who may be an Android or Robot. [JC]

Webb, Philip

(1967-    ) UK author whose Young Adult sf novel Six Days (2011) is set in a Ruined-Earth London a century after the devastating Invasion of the Vlads (ie Russians), who are in search of the same mysterious "artefact" (see McGuffin) that the young protagonists' mysterious friends also need. These friends turn out to be Aliens, and the tale segues, perhaps rather rollickingly, into Space Opera. Where the Rock Splits the Sky (2014), something of a remix of the previous tale, ...

Doc Savage [magazine]

US hero-Pulp magazine, 181 issues March 1933-Summer 1949; standard pulp-size March 1933-December 1943, Digest-size January 1944-September/October 1948, reverted to pulp Winter 1948-Summer 1949. Monthly until February 1947, then four bimonthly issues, then quarterly from Winter 1948. Published by Street & Smith; edited by John Nanovic until November 1943, Charles Moran December 1943-May 1944, Babette Rosmond June 1944-June 1948, William DeGrouchy July 1948-September 1948 and Daisy Bacon ...

Lay, Carol

(1952-    ) US comics artist and author of a novel Tie to Wonder Woman: Justice League of America: Wonder Woman: Mythos (2003) [JC]

Aylesworth, John

(1928-2010) Canadian author whose first work was as a television writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; subsequently in the US, where he also worked in television. His sf novel, Fee, Fei, Fo, Fum (1963), is a comic story in which a pill enlarges a man to Brobdingnagian proportions (see Great and Small); the New York setting, and some details of the tale, prefigure E L Doctorow's Big As Life (1966). [JC]

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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