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George, Jon

(?   -    ) UK author of two sf novels, after some unidentified shorter work. In Faces of Mist and Flame (2004), a late twenty-first-century mathematician creates a Time Viewer through which she is able to observe – in complacent safety – and to share acoustically the horrific experiences in World War Two of a soldier who creates for himself an inner fantasy narrative ...

Gunn, Eileen

(1945-    ) US editor and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "What Are Friends For?" for Amazing in November 1978, though most of her work of interest dates from at least a decade later; the work assembled in Stable Strategies and Others (coll 2004) is mostly contemporary with or later than "Stable Strategies for Middle Management" (June 1988 Asimov's), while ...

Childerhose, R J Chick

(1928-    ) Canadian author whose non-sf books are usually bylined R J Childerhose. His The Man Who Wanted to Save Canada: A Prophetic Novel (1975) plunges a protagonist from Western Canada into Near Future problems with Québécois secessionists and even more complicated intrigues in Washington, District of Columbia. [JC]

Cridge, Annie Denton

(1825-1875) UK-born suffragist, socialist, lecturer and author, in USA from around 1842; mother of Alfred Denton Cridge. Of sf interest is Man's Rights: or, How Would You Like It?: Comprising Dreams (coll of linked stories 1870 chap), a Utopia set on Mars which explores the Satirical implications of Gender reversal through a series of ...

Unger, Kimberly

(?   -    ) US Videogame designer, teacher and author, in the latter capacity mostly of nonfantastic tales for Young Adult readers; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Sea Change" in Galaxy's Edge for September 2015. Her first novel with strong sf content is Nucleation (2020), a Hard SF ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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