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Kirby, William S

(1964-    ) US author whose Iapetus (1993) is a noir Cyberpunk thriller set on the eponymous moon of Saturn (see Outer Planets), where Telepaths are running amok. [JC]

Walker, Alice

(1944-    ) US author best known for novels like The Color Purple (1982), exploring from a Feminist perspective the fate of being Black in America. One of the protagonists of The Temple of My Familiar (1989), an extremely long Fabulation, is immortal (see Immortality) or has suffered numerous incarnations (see ...

Phillips, Donald G

(?   -    ) US author of a Tie for the Battletech Wargame universe, Battletech: Star Lord (1996). [JC]

Teratoid Guide, The

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazines Fanzine. Editor and publisher: Claude D Plume Jr. Four undated but numbered issues, 1973 to 1974. Publication schedule was roughly quarterly. / The Teratoid Guide attempted to list all magazines concerning any type of "fantastic" films that had been published in various countries up to and including 1973. Its subtitle was "The International Guide to Magazines dealing with ...

Drayton, Henry S

(1840-1923) US medical doctor and author whose Lost World novel, In Oudemon: Reminiscences of an Unknown People, by an Occasional Traveler (1900), features a 100-year-old English colony within a beneath South America, which is technologically advanced, telepathic, socialist and Christian. [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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