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Irwin, Robert

(1946-2024) UK academic, mediaevalist, professional juggler (briefly) and author whose work in Arabian studies, of importance in itself, underpins the world envisioned in his first and most famous novel, The Arabian Nightmare (1983; rev 1987), which may be the definitive rendering of its central conceit: a mise en abyme-like dream narrative whose protagonist, upon seeming to awaken, only finds himself passing out of one story through a Portal into a deeper dream [for ...

Ashton, Edward

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with Midnight in Absheron (12 September 2014 Perihelion; 2016 ebook). He is best known for the Mickey7 series of Planetary Romances within a Space Opera frame, beginning with Mickey7 (2022), whose multiply Cloned protagonist serves through several ...

Galanter, Dave

(1969-2020) US author of several Ties to Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation #31: Foreign Foes (1994) with Greg Brodeur; Star Trek Voyager: Battle Lines (1999) with Greg Brodeur; a two-volume miniseries, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Maximum Warp: Book One (2001) and ...

Barker, Martin

(1946-2022), UK academic and scholar of media and cultural studies at the University of the West of England, the University of Sussex and (from 2001) Aberystwyth University, where in his last years he was professor emeritus. He began to publish studies of genre relevance with A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign (1984), which explored the religious and political machinations behind the titular scaremongering of 1949-1955 which led to a UK ...

Coyle, Harold W

(1952-    ) US author who has specialized in Technothrillers hovering at the edge of the Near Future; they include Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III (1987) which – as a Sequel by Another Hand to Sir John Hackett's Third World War novels of the early 1980s – is of interest for the ...

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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