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Boston, Bruce

(1943-    ) US poet (see Poetry) and prose author whose early work tended to the surreal, but who began – with stories like "Break" for New Worlds 7 (anth 1974) edited by Hilary Bailey and Charles Platt – to invoke fantasy and sf themes. His early poetry – much of it not genre at all, and almost all of it couched in a classically lucid voice – can most easily be approached through Jackbird: Tales of Illusion & Identity (coll 1976 chap); it is ...

Shaw, Irwin

(1913-1984) US playwright, screenwriter and author born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff, adopting the surname Shaw at the age of fifteen; best known for such nonfantastic novels as The Young Lions (1948). His play, Bury the Dead (first performed 18 April 1936 Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York: 1936), though set in an unspecified Near Future during what seems to be a vision of World War Two, is basically a fantasy: six soldiers awaken from their graves to denounce war, and refuse to become icons of the ...

Cook, Canfield

(1899-1952) Canadian-born aviator and author, in US from early manhood (naturalized 1935), in active service with the Royal Flying Corps during World War One. He wrote almost exclusively on aviation matters, with a focus on the future of flying; he was most visible during World War Two, both for his involvement in documentaries and lectures about the war in the air, and for his Lucky Terrell Flying Stories, mostly devoted to military adventures in tales which, except for the age of the chums, ...

Hargrave, John

(1894-1982) UK illustrator, youth leader and author who at the age of seventeen became the chief cartoonist for the London Evening News, having already begun a career as illustrator with a 1909 edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726; rev 1735); he later illustrated Black Tales for White Children (coll 1914) by C H Stigland. His work was all in black-and-white, with effects that ran from the forceful to the jagged. He became involved in the Boy Scout movement before serving for two ...

Murray, Will

Working name of US author William Patrick Murray (1953-    ), who has shown an interest throughout his career in pulp Superheroes like Doc Savage, about which figure he wrote the nonfiction Secrets of Doc Savage (1981 chap); as Kenneth Robeson he began a new sequence of Doc Savage adventures comprising Python Isle (1991), White Eyes (1992), The Frightened Fish (1992), The Jade Ogre (1992), Flight into Fear (1993), The Whistling Wraith (1993) and The Forgotten Realm (1993). ...

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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