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Scott, R T M

Form of name used independently by two Canadian authors, father and son, both christened Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott, though the son was usually called Robert and sometimes wrote simply as Maitland Scott. Scott Senior (1882-1966) had been a much-travelled marine engineer and subsequent soldier during World War One, with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, before settling in the USA and turning to writing. His first story, "Such Bluff as Dreams Are Made Of" (April 1920 Adventure) introduced the ...

Estleman, Loren D

(1952-    ) US author of detective fiction and Westerns who began publishing at book length in 1976. His early novels include the fantastic Sherlock Holmes adventures Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula; or, The Adventures of the Sanguinary Count (1978) (see Vampires) and Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes (1979), both purportedly by "John H Watson, MD, as edited by Loren D Estleman". With Martin H Greenberg and Mike Resnick he edited Deals With the Devil (anth 1994). [DRL]

Leivick, H

Working name of Russian composer, journalist and playwright Leivick Halpern (1888-1962), whose language (and identity) was Yiddish; after imprisonment and Siberian exile, he lived in the USA from 1913; his working name was adapted in America to avoid any confusion with the exiled poet Moyshe Leyb-Halpern (1886-1932), also in New York. Of sf interest is his verse drama, published originally in German translation as Der Goylem: A Dramatische Poeme in Akht Bilder (1921; trans J C Augenlicht as The ...

Yolen, Jane

(1939-    ) US author who began publishing poems and articles when still in college, and who first came to notice with books for children, the first of many being Pirates in Petticoats (1963). Of her circa 365 titles to date, many of which have won awards in her field, most are for children (see listing below for some of these), many of them being picture books for younger children; most of her adult fiction, of which she has written relatively little, is Fantasy, told in a ...

Kellett, E E

(1864-1950) UK schoolmaster and author, in whose one book of fiction, A Corner in Sleep and Other Impossibilities (coll 1900), some stories of sf interest can be found: mainly perhaps "The New Frankenstein" (May 1899 Pearson's), the facetious tale of a Robot entangled in a web of useless Inventions,and "Memoria Ponderosa", about an experimental Memory Edit that goes wrong. Later tales continue in the same vein, including, "The Lady Automaton" (June 1901 Pearson's Magazine), in which a ...

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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