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Powell, Gerald

Working name of UK author William Gerald Howell Powell Edwards (1891-1955). His All Things New (1926) is an sf tale in which a Scientist, through the power of his Inventions, successfully ends all War. [JC]

Berla, Kathryn

(?   -    ) US author, mostly of Young Adult tales in various genres; much of her work is nonfantastic. She is of interest for two novels. Dream Me (2017) features a young man named Zat from the wasteland Earth of what may be the moderately distant Near Future;, he has been using Time Travel to return to the contemporary world where he inhabits the dreams of the girl he loves, but his occupancy of her dreams is damaging her health. Health issues also trigger ...

Tomorrow [fanzine]

UK Fanzine edited and published by Douglas W F Mayer for the Leeds, Yorkshire, Science Fiction Association, of which Tomorrow was the official organ. Seven issues, Spring 1937 to Autumn 1938; #1 to #4 (Winter 1938) duplicated half-quarto (5 x 8 in); thereafter lithographed US quarto (8½ x 11 in). Quarterly. / The change of format after issue #4 coincided with the incorporation of Walter Gillings's fanzine Scientifiction. Besides Mayer himself, contributors to Tomorrow included Frank ...

Montana, Ron

(1938-    ) US author whose published work in Fanzines included "We the People" in 1974 for Craig Strete's Red Planet Earth. His first sf novel, The Sign of the Thunderbird (1977), conveys its Post-Holocaust protagonists to the New Mexico of 1860, where their actions in espousing a free Indian Nation generate an Alternate-History vision of the USA. His second, The Cathedral Option (1978), a Near Future political thriller, is of less interest. Montana's engagement with Native ...

Sheldon, Roy

UK House Name used by Hamilton & Co. (which published Panther Books) on short fiction and full-length novels in Authentic Science Fiction 1951-1952 and on a number of routine sf novels 1952-1954 by H J Campbell and E C Tubb. George Hay – included in the above list in the second edition of this encyclopedia – did not in fact publish under this name. The novel Moment Out of Time (1952) was commissioned from Hay by Hamilton and Co. but rejected, and a replacement story written ...

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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