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Ramdagger, Geoffrey

Almost certainly a pseudonym used by the unidentified US author (?   -    ) of Sexualis 1984 (1973), a Sex novel set in a disturbing Near Future. [JC]

Field, Marlo

(?   -?   ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his (her?) Hollow Earth tale, Astro Bubbles (1928), based on Cyrus Reed Teed's hypothesis that we live within a hollow cylinder, rather as though we inhabited a Generation Starship or World Ship. Field's world is, in fact, far more complex than that, though his/her compulsive didacticism (Evolution is pooh-poohed at great length) muffles out any peripheral interest as a Lost World tale. [JC]

Reed, Van

A House Name used for two books published by Curtis Warren, one by Denis Hughes and the other, Dwellers in Space (1953), by an unidentified author. [JC/DRL]

Timmons, Stan

(1966-    ) US author, chiefly of Ties, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Life Is But a Dream" in the Marvel Universe Superhero anthology The Ultimate X-Men (anth 1996) edited by Stan Lee. His first novel was the Heavy Metal-related Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2. (1999) with Kevin Eastman. A solo venture is Ammon's Horn (2013), set in a Post-Holocaust USA where much of the population has fallen prey to a terrorist-spread virus Pandemic known as "the 'noids" (from ...


US Semiprozine published and edited by Stuart David Schiff, initially at Fayetteville, North Carolina but from issue #9 (December 1976) from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where David Drake held the fort, serving as assistant editor, and finally from issue #13/14 (Fall 1979) from Binghamton, New York. The magazine ran from July 1973 to Fall 1987, and although the final individual issue was #23/24, there had been eight double issues, so there were only 17 physical issues. In addition a 25th issue ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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