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Thomas, D M

(1935-    ) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in early Poetry like "The Head-Rape" (March 1968 New Worlds); "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March/April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Strobl, Karl Hans

(1877-1946) Austrian author, editor and publisher who sometimes wrote as K H Strobl; a war correspondent during World War One; once highly regarded for Horror tales whose influences included Edgar Allan Poe, such as "Der Kopf" ["The Head"] in his early collection Aus Gründen und Abgründen. Skizzen aus dem Alltag und von drüben ["For Reasons ...

Beckett, Chris

(1955-    ) Former UK social worker, lecturer on this subject at Anglia Ruskin University since 1990, and author of several sf stories and novels (in addition to solo and co-authored textbooks on social work, not listed below). His first sf appearance was "A Matter of Survival" (October 1990 Interzone); further sales to Interzone and Asimov's followed. Fourteen short sf stories were ...

Jonbar Point

Term occasionally used in sf criticism for a crucial forking-place in Time, whose manipulation via Time Travel can radically affect the future that follows. "Jonbar hinge" has also been used synonymously. The name derives from Jack Williamson's The Legion of Time (May-July 1938 Astounding; rev 1952), which deals with Changewar ...

Hellerstein, Harry

(1939-    ) US author of Wired: A Fantastic Adventure Story of the Computer Age (1982), in which two Computer geeks with almost supernatural affinity to the new world vie with one another. [JC]

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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