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Copley, Frank Barkley

(1875-1941) US author – best known for his adulatory Frederick W Taylor: Father of Scientific Management (1923 2vols) – in whose The Impeachment of President Israels (1913) a Near Future Jewish US president is impeached for refusing on ethical grounds to make war on Germany, but is vindicated. [JC]

Muir, John Kenneth

(1969-    ) US author, almost exclusively of nonfiction studies and encyclopedias, with an emphasis on Television, beginning with his first book, Exploring Space 1999: An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television Series (1997). Other titles of interest include An Annotated Guide to Television's Battlestar Galactica (1999); A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television (1999; exp 2007); Terror Television: American Series 1970-1999 (2001) ...

Buck, Charles H

Pseudonym of US authors Ray Buck (?   -    ) and Hugh C Culik (1950-    ) for the Near Future medical thriller, The Master Cure (1989), in which white supremacists develop a virus intended to act only against "undesirables", which in this context means non-whites (see Race in SF). [JC]

Hilliers, Ashton

Pseudonym of UK businessman, zoologist and author Henry Marriage Wallis (1854-1941), Honorary Curator of Zoology (Vertebrates) at Reading Museum in England in the early twentieth century; his Prehistoric SF tale, The Master-Girl (1910), features, unusually, a female protagonist who carries most of the action, creates the necessary Inventions, and founds a warrior band of Amazons [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Albedo One

Irish low-paying magazine of sf, fantasy and horror fiction which appears irregularly; formerly two or three times per year, latterly once or twice; there was a three-year gap between issue #47 in 2016 and #48 in 2019. First issue, Summer 1993, but undated from issue #4. Originally published by Tachyon Productions, Dublin, Eire, as an A5 booklet, the publisher became Albedo One Productions, Dublin, from issue #12 (1996), and it switched to A4 format. Digital copies in PDF format have also been ...

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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