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Warhammer 40,000

Miniature models-based Wargame (1987). Games Workshop (GW). Designed by Rick Priestley, Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe, others. / While most tabletop Wargames have failed to compete against Videogames, Games Workshop's fantasy game Warhammer Fantasy Battle (1983 GW) designed by Bryan Ansell, Richard Halliwell, Rick Priestley and its science-fictional descendant Warhammer 40,000 have proved remarkably successful. An important reason for their survival has been their use of ...

Latham, Rob

(1959-    ) US critic and editor, best known for his criticism of the New Wave and for his work as an editor for the journal Science Fiction Studies. / Hoping to become a professional science fiction writer, Latham attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop at Michigan State University in 1985. During the summer of 1986, Latham, who was already a fan, took a science fiction class from Robert A Collins at Florida Atlantic University and Collins soon recruited ...

Browne, Peter Francis

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf novel, Land's End (1981), presents a Dystopian vision of a Near Future Britain conveyed through the experiences of a schoolteacher caught up in a world of unremitting savagery. [JC]

Koren, Brittiany A

(?   -    ) Editor of a number of Original Anthologies, always in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg. The first of these is Single White Vampire Seeks Same (anth 2001) with Greenberg, comprising Urban Fantasy tales [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] with a lonely-hearts classified Advertising theme. [DRL]

Ransome, J Stafford

(1860-1931) UK engineer, cartoonist and author, who published under his own name, as by S R, and as by The "Blunderland" Cartoonist. He was responsible for the illustrations for, and possibly collaborated to some extent in the writing of, the Clara in Blunderland sequence of political Satires beginning with Clara in Blunderland (1902), whose main author Harold Begbie wrote here as Caroline Lewis, a joint pseudonym shared for this book by M H Temple (1862-1928). Ransome is of interest in his own ...

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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