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Gilliam, Richard

(?   -    ) US author and editor who began to publish work of genre interest with "Caroline and Caleb" in Confederacy of the Dead (anth 1993), which he edited in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg and Edward E Kramer. Many further anthologies followed, mostly with Greenberg and often a third collaborator. Exceptions not involving Greenberg are ...

Stewart, James

(?   -    ) UK author, possibly pseudonymous, who is of some sf interest for Danger from Grassen (1946), a post-World War Two thriller for boys set mostly in a Ruritanian version of Lichtenstein, here called Grassen, where a rogue Nazi Mad Scientist is preparing to release a deadly bacteriological Pandemic on the world. ...

Kunetka, James

(1944-    ) US author of three sf novels, including Warday: and the Journey Onward (1984) as James W Kunetka with Whitley Strieber [who see for details] and Nature's End (1986) also with Strieber. Shadow Man (1988) is Shadow Man (1988), a worthwhile attempt at the Equipoisal, mixing nuclear ...

Dann, Jeanne Van Buren

(1949-    ) US editor, married 1983-1994 to Jack Dann, with whom she edited In the Field of Fire (anth 1987), which contains a number of powerful stories set in the tragic venue of Viet Nam. [JC]

Lim, Thea

(?   -    ) Canadian author, now in USA, whose first novel, The Same Woman (2007), is nonfantastic [it is not listed below]. She is of sf interest for her second, An Ocean of Minutes (2018), set in an Alternate World version of 1980 as a deadly Pandemic threatens civilization. The protagonist is given a chance to ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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