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Sanders, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author of Ties contributed to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Redemption Corps (2010); they work within the tradition. [JC]

Gorst, Harold E

(1868-1950) UK journalist, editor and author, of whose ten or more works of fiction two are sf: Without Bloodshed: A Probability of the Twentieth Century (1897), a Satire set in a Near Future UK whose socialist government has been subverted by American millionaires for their own advantage; and Sketches of the Future (coll 1898), which contains several further satires, always from a politically and culturally conservative point of view (Feminism, for instance, is guyed). [JC]

De Haven, Tom

(1949-    ) US author who began publishing sf with his first novel, Freaks' Amour (1979), set in 1988 among a group of Mutants created by an atomic mishap, and following their lives as itinerant performers. A similar inclination to place a large connected cast in a surreally threatening world impels the otherwise very different Derby Dugan sequence – comprising Funny Papers (1985), Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (1996) and Dugan Under Ground (2001) – a kind of ...

Millet, F D

(1846-1912) US painter, sculptor, journalist and author whose Capillary Crime and Other Stories (coll 1892) contains several mystery tales with sf explanations. He was one of four authors of sf – the others are John Jacob Astor, Jacques Futrelle and W T Stead – who went down with the Titanic. [JC]

Soukup, Martha

(1959-    ) US author whose work, beginning with "Dress Rehearsal" for Universe 16 (anth 1986) edited by Terry Carr, has been restricted to short stories, and who has published several stories whose surface clarity conceals taxingly insistent examinations of readerly assumptions. Soukup won a Nebula Award for Best Story for "A Defense of the Social Contracts" (September 1993 Science Fiction Age), a Satire where everyone is required to state their sexual/family preferences in ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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